Izel Maras

Perceivable Interface

On human-computer interaction.

The Perceivable Interface is a digital art project exploring human-technology interaction. The project is inspired by Jacques Lacan’s concept of the mirror stage, where infants recognize themselves in the mirror for the first time.


Creative Coding, Generative Design, Performance


Cambridge, MA

The project uses a full-body 3D motion capture sensor to capture dancers’ movements, which are then processed by customized software that creates glitchy silhouettes on a large-scale projection. The dancers’ experience of seeing themselves projected against the wall in real time enhances their bodily relationship with technology and creates a new form of improvisation. The project uses multi-sensory elements such as stereo sound and lighting to create an immersive experience.

The project aims to catalog various modes of human experience and quote them through visual storytelling.

The project comes to life through the collaboration of artists Annahstasia Enuke, a Los Angeles/New York City based dancer, and Annie Roone, with choreography by Esra Sefik.