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Excellence Award

Floating Eye

IWATA Hiroo

Installation [Japan]

© Hiroo Iwata

Profile

IWATA Hiroo

Japan

Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba; President of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan (2016, 2017).

( 2017 )

Award Reason

A spherical screen worn on the head allows viewers to watch themselves walking around as if they were looking down from a hot-air balloon. This strange, visceral experience of floating above one's body gives unique expression to the search for identity, one of art's intrinsic themes. "Floating Eye" shapes the fruits of ongoing artistic and technological research into concrete form.

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