Manual Override with Simon Fujiwara
November 13, 2019—January 12, 2020
The Shed, New York

Manual Override with Simon Fujiwara

Empathy I, 2018 5D simulator installation (with video, sound, motion, water, and wind) Duration 3:49 min Outer dimensions of box: 3,71 x 7,6 x 5,35 meters Empathy I consists of a fully-enclosed theater in which a pair of dynamic simulator chairs are rigged and programmed to move in sync with a circa 4 minute video projected on a large curved screen. Experienced in an intimate setting–the work can only be viewed by two visitors at a time–Empathy I translates and augments a range of visual stimuli into a physical experience that also includes multi-sensory stimuli (wind, water). Photo © Dan Bradica

Press Release

Manual Override presents Simon Fujiwara's multi-sensory Empathy I. Developed in close collaboration with a company that produces theme park rides, Empathy I is a 5d simulator that was inspired by the artist’s experiences of several sites of popular leisure, from mass historical tourist attractions such as Neuschwanstein Castle to theme parks such as Disneyland Paris. The exhibition centers on the pioneering filmmaker and artist Lynn Hershman Leeson and five artists who adapted a similar collaborative...
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