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Gestation is an interactive responsive environment. It contains two integrated spaces. One gallery contains a surround sound field, generated in real time using video sensing equipment (visible to visitors only as a small security video camera in the middle of the roof) that maps the behaviour and movement patterns of the visitors on to real-time audio algorithms providing a tight gestural relationship with their movement and behaviour patterns. No pre-recorded material is being used in the generation of the sounds, they are all generated algorithmically in realtime, creating evolving streams of sound.

In the second gallery, a large projected image represents the development of new human life in response to the activity in the first gallery. The image background represents a sea of life forming cells. Additional layers are formed by the development of new foetuses. Each foetus starts to grow at the point at which particularly dynamic activity is sensed in the first gallery.


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