University of North Texas
(B.F.A New Media Arts)
Gabriel began developing foundational capabilities for creative programming in 2012. In his work, he employs the use of code and programing to create audiovisual installations that help to expose new ways of experiencing music and sound.
Description or Work: Corpuscle is a video installation piece depicting the life of abstract non-human cells. As a work-in-progress, the installation will feature a prototype interaction interface that will attempt to read the viewers heart-rate by placing their finger on an illuminated point of light. This biofeedback data will influence the movement and size of the cells.
What inspired you to do this project? I remember watching documentaries about the human body which showed these amazing 3D animations of bodily functions. From seeing those I wanted to see if I could recreate a cell environment and make it more abstract and playful for the viewer.
What do you hope people will take away from your work? I hope people will at least become interested in knowing more about this entire microscopic world that resides in our own bodies. I don’t think most people are aware of this. It’s hard to think at that scale. We view ourselves as this one whole component and having complete control of our body but in reality these microscopic beings are what make it possible for us to live and thrive.