We have come a long way in the field of artistic projections, and new ways of interacting with these images are quickly creating an exciting world of moving, touchable beauty. Much like the screens on a mall floor allowing shoppers to jump on bubbles and virtually pop them, or the hologram of virtual Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku, the world is becoming increasingly interactive and virtual… in the case of Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza’s ‘Nervous Structures,’ the interaction is simple, flowing and beautiful.
Annica Cuppetelli went to Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2008 and later teamed up with Rhode Island School of Design graduate Cristobal Mendoza on these uniquely tangible/intangible works. They created this confused sense of reality using physical nylon strings, a projector to illuminate the strings, and a camera to detect body motions. As people walk by the artwork, the strings nervously interact with their movements, waving and rippling as if caught in your draft or as if pushed by your positive charge.
If you are interested in the schematics for the project or would like to view more installations by Cuppetelli and Mendoza you can visit their website here.