Archifon is a large interactive virtual musical instrument controlled by laser pointers originally made for the Olomouc Baroque de-baptized chapel. Architectonical objects are re-interpreted by virtual layer via projection and sound. This is made possible by the mapping of the virtual surface of the chapel’s interior. Up to ten visitors at a time can interact with Archifon by using the laser pointers. By pointing to any of the more than 100 elements, different audiovisual reactions are initiated.
I have just spent the last few days in Paris…wondering around beautiful galleries and bookshops, eating too many crepes and croissants and generally pretending to be a chic Parisian. It was magnifique.
People are so used to consuming that we don’t think before we buy. We are constantly accumulating unnecessary possessions. I wanted to show what I could easily live without - as few objects as possible in order to lead a more simple life. Freeing oneself from attachment to material things, decreasing suffering, and therefore increasing happiness.
This is great! I always get stressed whenever I have too many things just lying around doing nothing. I’ve been thinking of getting rid of all the junk I don’t need, but things like old books and suchlike always present such a feeling of waste and loss when I consider throwing them away. Strange, isn’t it? I was fine before I had them, so why would it make a difference afterwards if I didn’t?