Tranquilizing Capsule [Concept]

This project was based on the research of Induced Motion. The objective was to explore how moving patterns of nature can impact on the human perception therefore result in a state of tranquilization. This research was accomplished by capturing the moving patterns of water through an unfamiliar observation.

The concept of this research was initially from the study of Motion Perception. Motion Perception is an act of collection in speed and directions of one or many objects from a scene. Human perceive motion in 3 interesting ways, we perceive in still by keeping both the head and eyes on a moving object/objects passing in front of us as well as keeping the head still and follow the movements only with our eyes. We can also keep our eyes still and only move the head to follow a movement.

This research was built on the foundation of perceiving in still, in another word induced motion. This way of perceiving causes a sense of false impression on the movement of a stationary object in the presence of the movements from its surrounding objects; this form of perception physiologically tranquilize the consciousness of human brain into a sense of serenity. The purpose of this research was to design an installation that allows individuals to experience the quality of calmness through perceiving the natural environment from an unfamiliar approach.

The video captures for this research were carefully considered for the purpose of demonstrating water patterns in the 4 states of forms. These are Obvious, Hidden, Chaotic and Turbulent. Each of these 4 patterns contains an unique emotion that induces the human brain to react to. And every one of the 4 videos acts as a solution that conducts to a human emotion.

The Obvious Pattern of water was captured beautifully but presented upside down. This slight distortion in perception demonstrates the reaction of curiosity. Curiosity is an emotion that activates the human brain to comprehend and anticipate new information. This video urges the individual to observe the hyperbolic movements up to a long period of time. Which carries human consciousness to a state of hypnosis.

The Hidden Pattern was to explore the enchantment in human emotion. This was implemented through the unfocused capture of water waves; the interesting aspect of this emerged through the magnified flares in the foreground and the lingering movements in the background.

The Chaotic Pattern was focused on the anxiety, having water played sideways; it draws an individual’s frustration away and assists the flow in a trend of thought.

The video for Turbulent was very intense on visual, and this was targeted on stress. The patterns are very chaotic therefore by observing for a period of time it creates a sense of disturb, which works in an opposing way in comparison to the other 3. It offers a series of disturbing images, which forces an individual to desire for relaxation.

The ambient sound of water has been widely used for the purpose of relaxation. The sound in this project was composed using two water sounds, one was the sound of water waves, and the second one was an echo sound of water from a seashell. The two sounds were put together and played in reverse. The changes in effects are not too obvious, but when listened carefully with the visuals, it generates a harmonizing effect that tranquilize your thoughts and puts you into a meditation state.

The Installation:
This installation was designed for the purpose to isolate individuals from the distractions in a present environment. This installation is a portable entity that contains 4 enormous screens that each displays a form of water patterns. Individuals sit inside feeling completely embraced by the tranquilizing patterns, which allows them to mesmerize and meditate.

The findings from this research demonstrated what human perceive led to emotions. By observing from an unfamiliar perspective it helps to comfort an individual’s trend of consciousness, therefore induces the emotions to a state of tranquilization. The results from this research demonstrated to be positive and efficient.

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