Your Localisation Exposed
Your Localisation Exposed rearranges the audience’s perceptual apparatus. The headset flips the wearer’s ears, making left right, and right left. By inverting the aural field, the wearer’s perceptual system is forced into a state of conflict, as the information from their visual and aural sense becomes incongruent. The contradiction brings attention to underlying processes that often go unnoticed. Our constant mapping of objects and people in our environment is informed by our aural sense, and walking through a busy environment while wearing the inverting headset can reveal how much we normally rely on this information. Through intervening in the audience’s experience of the world, the work forces them to renegotiate their perception, and draws their attention back upon themselves.