Wherever we go our shadow walks with us casting a silhouette of our physical body on adjacent surroundings. In daily passage, inner dialogue occupies our minds, becoming an invisible atmosphere. Shadows cast an external, intangible form that exists in connection with each person, ever present when there is light, yet unable to be grasped. Shadows and thoughts hover, both are solid yet porous, and solitary yet influenced by others and the external world, Doppelganger reverses human shadows, transforming them into light projected bodies and silhouettes of human thought in motion.
The piece captures a series of pedestrian gestures, creating a collage of interweaving shades of light inspired by early stop-motion photography. Once the viewer steps into proximity of the installation, sensors trigger a fluid, cinematic encounter with Doppelganger. Human presence activates an ethereal bridge merging the viewer’s casted shadow with the projected light.