Latent Realities

2019, interactive audiovisual installation

In our contemporary societies, we are constantly facing its hidden aspects. We are blindly interacting with them: our infrastructure, the web, money, but also in the form of abstract concepts in science and governance.

The installation is an attempt to recreate this dilemma in a purified and playful way: a virtual space is implemented in an empty physical room. Thanks to a network of light rays, different aspects of the virtual are gradually revealed. The piece serves as an interface or portal between the real space and the virtual space, inviting the spectator to interact with the invisible.

The piece reflects our need to embody immaterial concepts to further probe them. It is thus drawing unseen approaches of how to interact with all the hidden layers of our society.

Composed of a network of intersecting light rays, the installation is following a focal point in a virtual space, passing along invisible forms and architectures.

A series of virtual patterns and objects are drawn and traced by the array of real light rays, thus continuously revealing them. The multichannel sound is following this localisation process as well and further materializes the hidden virtual environment.

The public can directly interact with the virtual space thanks to game controllers, enabling the audience to explore it on its own.

09.2021   Blooming Festival – Pergola (IT)
08.2019   Lethargy Festival – Zürich (CH)

_Project credits
<> Concept, music, programming: Lukas Truniger
<> Mentoring: Michel Häberli

+ Lethargy Festival

Blooming Festival – Pergola (IT) – © Something Surprising
Blooming Festival – Pergola (IT) – © Lukas Truniger
Lethargy Festival – Zürich (CH) – © Lukas Truniger