DOMINIK RINNOFER
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"Simultan Presence 2.0"
Data projection installation, infrared light and camera.

A minimum of 4 by 4 metres;  5 meters high.
installation varies, depending on the room available.

Simultan Presence

Simultan Presence deals with the belief in individuality. Simultan 
Presence states that there is no individuality. The entire system is 
always influenced by the presence of others. Individuality starts 
where people are aware of their non-individuality and where they gain 
a maximum freedom from that insight. Interhuman constellations do not 
increase in a linear way.

1 person = 0 connections to others
2 persons = 1 connection 2 options
3 persons = 3 connections 6 options
4 persons = 6 connections 12 options
5 persons = 10 connections 20 options
And this does not yet include all the connections to the environment 
under the influence of which we find ourselves.

Spatial movement always takes place in connection with all other 
elements in space. Every element is attached to a net in the
environment (ether). Whenever a new element (person) appears in 
space, the movements adapt to this new element and start to 
interact with it  (evade it, sneak around it, come close to it, 
withdraw from it). From this point onwards, a relation exists 
according to which the individual movement is defined. As soon 
as two objects are present in the observed space it is possible 
to recognise emotional states between these elements (aggression, 
gentleness, detachment, obtrusion  etc.). The visitors’ behaviour 
towards each other changes throughout the duration of their stay 
in the visualisation of dependencies offered by Simultan Presence. 
The visitor learns to use the system.

Technical presuppositions/requirements:
A motion tracking system (EyeCon) calculates the individual movement
data of people in a certain space. In order to avoid disturbance 
through daylight or projections, an infrared spotlight and an 
infrared camera are used. The movement data is transferred to the image 
processing computer via a UDP/OSC network. Each person is then 
visualised by the computer as a circle which is extended or reduced 
in size, depending on the dynamics of the person's movement.