Mein Neues Leben in Deutschland

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Sleep is no longer a distant memory

I was able to sleep last night. It felt so good. I can't believe what I've been missing out by not doing that every night.

I just finished working on my installations for Hochschultage which is the open-house of the University of the Arts that I attend. I practically didn't sleep for days trying to finish my work. The worst part was on the day of the opening of the exhibits, at 6 am, after working 2 days without sleep or going home, I foolishly decided to go home and change then go back to school to do the final touches to my work. As I should have realized, by body was not gonna have any of it. I fell asleep as soon as I entered my room, and woke up at 3 pm, thereby not being able to set up 2 of my installations on opening day.

I still feel bad about it. I was able to set it up for the next day but the damage is done. My reputation and my pride took a big blow this time. It's almost as if I worked for nothing the past weeks. It may take time before I can really get over this thing. Oh well.

Here's a picture of one of my late installations. Its an interactive peice wher the user can navigate a 3-D space by moving a candle in real space. The webcam tracks the position of the candle.


  • whoa, ernest, your installation is amazing!!!! clap clap clap!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:33 PM  

  • Thanks. I didn't think the picture was too clear though. You can see a small window on the Mac's screen that shows the candle being tracked by the camera. :)

    I'll show some pics of my other installations here soon. This one was called Haphazard, the concept of which was developed with collegues, but the the implementation was mostly mine.

    By Blogger Ernest, at 11:44 PM  

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