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. Warning: DirtyDB is used. This is fine for testing but not recommended for production. -- To suppress these warning messages change suppressErrorsInPadText to true in your settings.json Experts of exiles Performing the lexicon --------------------------
We imagine the installation space as a territory where we can experience movements and feelings of being in exile. The screen reflects on dfferent stages of the state of mind of the experts of exile. We are trying to connect words from the lexicon, gestures and the avatars that will react to the people present on this territory. We identified three categories of words : UNSAFE, SAFE and CHANGE. We have connected the words from the lexicon that we thought relevant to these categories. We used the pictures taken during the workshop with the students from Molenbeek Formation to create three series of movements expressing these three categories of words. The category UNSAFE is represented by a bending movement. SAFE is expressed by embracing yourself with your arms. CHANGE corresponds to a movement of liberation, opening wide your arms in the air. In parallel, we worked with Python to be able to combine randomly the words that appear in each category so as to create almost a new language. Is this new language not enlarging the experience of exile for each person entering this territory. The association of words propose additional layers of experience of feelings and meanings. The idea is that one person enter the 'territory". By his presence and by his movement, he activates an avatar and the list 'UNSAFE'. If a second person enters the space, he connects to the first person, and together they activate the list of 'Change'. This list will be merged with the 'UNSAFE' list to create new combinations. So far, we haven't decided yet if the second person (or the two together???) will need to perform the gesture of 'Change' to activate the list. At least 3 people will be needed to activate the list of 'Safe', merged into the new list created by the merged lists of 'Unsafe' and 'Change'. After a while, the words of 'UNSAFE' category will progressively disapear from the territory. This whole process starts again as soon as one person is left alone on the territory.
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boundaries borders landscape park camp rules fear cold disappointment pulling the suitcase run lost on the way boat bills passport lost the sunset uncertainty I also saw the other side Simply I miss my mother
museum library church park silence landscape playground space smartphone camping joy hug I clean a lot clean my cat roots family link possibility of return sleep share opinions new friends chance passport relarn to believe unconditional love money children my arrival in Belgium relax it's ok will power education I also saw the other side
language code sensorial impression body weight food ingredients taste sight touch smell sound climat bridge torn apart displacement freedom architecture list from my perspective my live nationality different cultures chance decision health my story gesture daily life diversity of languages peace travel Twenty-four countries
import random import time
unsafe = ["boundaries", "borders", "landscape", "park", "camp", "rules", "fear", "cold", "disappointment", "pulling the suitcase", "run", "lost on the way", "boat", "bills", "passport", "lost the sunset, "uncertainty", "I also saw the other side", "Simply I miss my mother"]
safe = ["museum", "library", "church", "park", "silence", "landscape", "playground", "space", "smartphone", "camping", "joy", "hug", "I clean a lot clean", "my cat", "roots", "family", "link", "possibility of return", "sleep", "share opinions", "new friends", "chance", "passport", "relarn to believe", "unconditional love", "money", "children", "my arrival in Belgium", "relax", "it's ok", "will power", "education", "I also saw the other side"]