A long moveable wall holds an array of translucent, fleshy, glowing small round inflatables. There are several depth data cameras set up in front of the wall. Participants are encouraged to engage with the cameras by expressing their emotions and facial expressions. The wall responds by inflating and deflating, shape shifting to show the participants their perceived emotion, or shadow self.
The sound the wall makes as the rounds inflate and deflate is magical, like a breathing, sighing, Bikram yoga room.
What got done:
A 2′ x 2′ section holding 25 balloons and 50 solenoids which is controlled with an Arduino Mega and MOSFET driver boards.
This piece was shown at FITC Toronto