The video is formatted to wrap around the room in the Blank lab and provide an immersive experience, enveloping the viewer in the environment and then altering the experience with the LIDAR scans and edited music meant to imitate bird sounds. We hope that this visual and audio presentation will encourage the viewer to reconsider the way that they view nature, and that what we consider normal for our environment is often far from being natural, perhaps in a way that may be jarring or stark. Primarily, we hope to spark interest in conservation by illustrating the consequences of ignoring our Earth.
In addition to the audio-visual aspects of the installation, we had hoped to include some tactile pieces to give the audience a more immersive experience, being in a space meant to imitate the outdoors with pieces like moss gardens and cloth printed to mimic natural features like dirt and grass.
Ultimately, our goal was to show our audience that what we have now is fleeting, and if we continue to neglect our environment we will have nothing left but installations and imitations of what once was. By providing an experience that comes close to feeling familiar that jars you out of that familiarity with discordant noise and warped images of the site juxtaposed with the natural footage we hope to both soothe the viewer with the beautiful imagery of the site and shock with the gradual change in tone meant to illustrate the effect that man has had on nature.