Offbeat is an immersive acoustic video installation that explores the ambiguity of space and investigates the nature of perception. The video depicts a ping pong ball falling through space. At the beginning the scene appears flat and two-dimensional. Once the ball starts moving, three-dimensional space is activated.
There is a visual discordance between the bouncing ball and the sound, which has been slowed down. The sound is also exaggerated, giving the work a comical sensibility. The distorted audio also function as a memory trigger, inviting the audience to recall past experiences associated with such a sound.
This video installation animates a domestic everyday object by manipulating the perception of scale between viewer and viewed. Through this video I investigate the relationship between illusory space and real space by upending habitual modes of visual perception and introducing unexpected acoustic phenomena.