Chris Milk's The Treachery of Sanctuary
Conceived by Chris Milk, The Treachery of Sanctuary is a large-scale interactive triptych in which visitors power and control the installation, making their way through three transformative experiences of flight.
In the first panel, as a visitor raises their arms, their silhouette slowly begins to dissolve, arms first, into a swarm of crows. In the second panel, a flock of crows viciously attacks visitors, violently ripping away pieces of their silhouettes until only a pair of legs remains. Upon entering the third panel, visitors sprout an enormous pair of wings when they thrust their arms upward.
The Treachery of Sanctuary was commissioned for the Creators Project event in San Francisco, March 2012. A mixture of technologies including Kinect, OpenFrameworks and Unity3D were used in its execution. With Chris Milk, Ben Tricklebank, James George, Brian Chasalow and Charlie Whitney. All photographs by Bryan Derballa.