Installation with projector, camera, PC, acrylic board, wooden table, spotlight, and Director MX and TTC-Pro Xtra software
71" x 6' 7" x 67" (180 x 200 x 170 cm)
Kageo (Japanese for “little shadow”) populates the shadows of everyday objects—a coffee mug on a table, a pencil holder on a desk—with mysterious and delightful animated creatures. A webcam recognizes darker areas, and a hidden projector animates the creatures. The creatures fight, chat, and bounce around, all the while responding to a shifting environment: if the coffee mug is moved to the table’s opposite corner, they will eventually appear there; try to touch them and they’ll run away but tentatively peek out seconds later. Kageo conjures a mischievous presence, a kind of invisible friend, in the most unlikely places.