HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE LIKE IF ONE COULD SEE THROUGH THE EYES OF ANOTHER? WOULD IT HELP US TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER? WOULD IT HELP US TO UNDERSTAND OURSELVES?
THE MACHINE TO BE ANOTHER is an Open Source Art investigation on the relation of Identity and Empathy that has been developed on a basis of low budget experiments of Embodiment and Virtual Body Extension.
Designed as an interactive performance installation, the ‘Machine’ offers users the possibility of interacting with a piece of another person’s life story by seeing themselves in the body of this person and listening to his/her thoughts inside their mind.
The performer is someone interested in sharing a story about his/her existence. This role can be assumed by an actor interpreting a real situation, or rather it may be taken by any person (eg. from the public) who is interested in sharing some episode about his or her life. In any case, the stories that are told by the performer will be experienced by another person, say the user.