Dandelions part 2
Wednesday, 15 February 2006
Les Pissenlits – Edmond Couchot and Michel Bret
Following up on my dandelion post from a few weeks ago, I have several additions.
‘In this interactive work, 9 umbels of dandelion are gently scattered by a virtual breeze corresponding to the real breath that the spectator directs to the screen; seeds detached themselves, then, fly away and fall down slowly. New umbels grow again ready to undergo the puff of a new interaction.’
Karen brings to our attention ‘Blowing Gently’ by Antenna Design (Click on installations) where a soap bubble is the object of interaction. Like the aforementioned installations this work actuates nostalgic childhood memories. This time bubbles grow into male and female mannequins that float off into space.
Pusteblume (Blowball) is an interactive installation where a camera tracking system translates the viewers movement in to a ‘wind’ that carries the seeds away to make new plants grow. There is a Proce55ing applet that’s acts as a simulation of the installation.