This Artist Is Going to Use Oculus Rift to Live as Someone Else for 28 Days
28 days later...
Seeing-I is a technologically-driven piece of performance art in which Mark Farid will be confined to a gallery to watch someone else’s life flash before his eyes for 28 days.
That life will belong to someone known as “the other.”
The other will wear a pair of glasses with a hidden camera and record the video and audio footage to be used in Farid’s Oculus Rift ahead of time. Then Farid will sit alone in a gallery and watch the life of another human being in virtual reality in an attempt to
live out Being John Malkovich get at the nature of self in a way just regular meditation couldn’t live up to.
Farid and the Seeing-I team will give a Q&A and demonstration at the Imagine Science Film Festival in Abu Dhabi next week. Hopefully someone will ask him how he’ll manage to eat and breathe and other science facts.