The Desire of Codes Installation Creates a Memory-Like Experience

 - Dec 31, 2011
References: doc.ycam.jp & fastcodesign
A person would have to be daring to enter the Desire of Codes art installation. It is comprised of 90 wall-mounted video cameras and six robotic cameras, which are aimed directly at the audience. This surveillance-heavy art piece was installed by the Japanese artist Seiko Mikami, who wanted to create an experience that makes "visitor[s] feel as if [they were] watching memories stored in their brain."

Basically, the Desire of Codes art installation records visitors (their hair, eyes, bags and more) and then projects these images onto a hexagonal screen in another room. This unique screen gives the images a surreal look that makes them appear as though they are part of a dream come alive. There is no real logic behind what images are shown since it combines footage from different times and days.