Tom Schram
Digital Hike (Installation View)
Digital Hike explores layers of “being there” by presenting an interactive video, shot in first person perspective, of a hike through the woods. The viewer is invited to relax in a chair and “control” the hike using the remote to answer prompted questions about continuing on, giving up, or exploring side areas. The question of experience, validity, and choice are deepened by the outdoor installation of the television and chair among natural noises, smells, and haptic experiences as well as the audible sounds of fatigue coming from the unseen hiker in the video.
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