Still Standing

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Still Standing is an interactive installation that invites participants to stay motionless and contemplate its poetic content, a poem titled “seeking sedation.” Nowadays, designs are created to be decrypted and enjoyed at a glance, requiring no attention span. The piece evolved as a response to the "collapse of the interval"; a phenomenon of fast pace culture that rarely allows us a moment to stop and observe; a habit that weakens the fragile approach towards design with dynamic typography. The installation consists of an amalgam of characters projected on the wall as if they were resting on the floor. When a participant walks in front of the projection, the first reaction of the text is to act as if it was being kicked, pushed by the person's feet. When the participant stops for a short moment, the text is attracted towards his position and moves up, like water soaking his body. The participant can then enjoy a motionless moment and contemplate the textual content that becomes more and more legible. When the user is done and decides to start moving again, the text falls back to the floor and wait for a new interaction.

(Source: Authors' description from Electronic Literature Collection, Volume Two)

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