Dominic Harris and Cinimod Studio’s interactive artwork, ‘Ice Angel’, uses digital technology to make a person attain an angelic form by attaching wings to their reflection. It’s a performance portrait device that identifies a user’s movements and adds wings to their reflection seen on a screen.
The user becomes a performer in this digital portrait by swaying his arms about; based on this motion, a set of wings gradually appear on the user’s silhouette and he later controls the flow of these digital wings. Each user has a unique set of wings that are formed whenever he interacts with the installation; this is possible as the artwork captures a hidden image of a user and his unique wings and stores his identity for repeat encounters. The projection doesn’t elevate a person’s body, but surely elevates a person’s soul by making him feel like a heavenly being.