Wave your arms and say hello to Nervous Structure (field), she’s a beautiful object to dance with. At first passersby may not notice the excitable nature of the simple curtain of digital lines, a structure composed of 144 vertical lines made of elastic illuminated by a video projector.
Framed in darkness, the digital artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza’s spectacular dancing display captures a viewer’s motion, transforming the person’s movement into forces which, in turn, transform the projection into an interactive display of fluid lines. More patterns are created by the interaction between the projection, the structure, and the installation.
Recently showcased as part of Bienal de Video y Artes Mediales in Santiago, the interactive video represents a great potential in digital interaction in real form, watching watching yourself create shapes in between the lines as each individual piece separates, tangles, straightens, and curves, is not unlike waving a bare hand at a sea anemone whilst diving. It shall be interesting to observe how this type of experimentation in the digital realm develops what possibilities this will bring to the future of interactive communications.