Exhibitions: OCAD University’s Open DF Show, 2019
ABSTRACT, (2018) is an interactive digital painting collective that tracks and collects simple ordinary strokes from users’ mobile devices and in real-time and translates them into lively vibrant strokes projected on a wall. The installation was projected onto the wall of the Experimental Media room at OCAD University November 23rd, 2018. ABSTRACT’s public canvas was also accessible online so participants and viewers alike could engage and be immersed in the wonders of ABSTRACT anytime, anywhere.
The idea of ABSTRACT was to express and celebrate the importance of user presence and engagement in a public space from a private or enclosed medium such as a mobile device. Since people tend to be encased in their digital world through their phones or closing themselves off in their own bubbles at times, it was important to acknowledge how significant their presence was outside of that space and what users have to offer to the world simply by existing. The users make ABSTRACT exist.