Course: Foundation Media, Sound + Image
Brown University | 2013
Prompted to respond to one of Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities', I chose the city of Zobeide, a white, winding city built by men who are trying to trap the naked woman they have all chased in a dream. Using HTML, I created a website to be projected and installed, with the instructions for viewers to click to chase. I coded the site so that whenever the mouse hovered over an image, a different image of a nude woman running through a white space would appear. In order to 'click and chase' the mouse would have to, for a brief moment, hover over the photograph which would disappear as soon as the mouse was actually clicked. Thus, the viewer finds themselves constantly chasing, yet never successfully catching.