To further the empathic bond, Biocca has upsized the project: “A drawing is cute and small, but not something that has a personal grip on you,” she says. “I was thinking it would be nice to have a more human-sized scale version of this.” And from there, Biocca’s SUNDAY Art Fair video installation, six-and-a-half feet in height, was born.
It’s not the first time Biocca’s work has danced between two, three, even four dimensions. Her 2014 work MEETING 1, a three-minute video capturing a lo-fi and intentionally lackluster dialogue between two cartoon figures, later developed into MEETING 4D (2015), a life-sized adaptation allowing for a viewer to physically engage with the action. Not only can you watch the conversation, you can walk through it. “I work with animation a lot,” she says. “But people really feel the distance between the screen and the viewer. In the past three or four years, I’ve been trying to reverse this. I’m thrilled about the exchangeability between the real and the animated world.”