An installation that promotes respect, understanding and mutual agreement.
Through a series of body interaction protocols, the Body Swap installation allows two users to exchange perspective and body.
Apart from being a playful, friendly and familiar experience that makes us reflect on our bodies, the Body Swap also works as a research platform for queer theories and theories of gender, mindfulness, and many other topics related to the proprioception of the body.
The experience last from 10 – 15 minutes approximately and it consists of users’ interactions between them and with assistants; we use different multi-sensory feedback including mirrors to reinforce the illusion. After the users have accepted this new body of their own, the experience culminates when users can see themselves from the perspective of the other.