motion sensing, textile, electronics, projection, digital code
Nama is a research project on relational aesthetics and the thresholds among the Tangible, the Virtual, and the Incorporeal. As outcomes of such research, an open-source soft circuit interface for motion sensing, an interactive installation, and a written publication (Bachelor Thesis) were produced. By re-enacting the concept of relational objects as developed by the Brazilian artist Lygia Clark in the 1960s, the interface is built upon a fabric tissue given its physical particularities that are able to bring to senses characteristics related to virtuality such as: softness, uncertainty, flexibility and fluidity. Both the instrument and the installation are aimed at providing a non-verbal kinetic understanding of the Virtual, through the folding and unfolding of an object that is tangible, incorporeal and digital.
Support: part of the BA monograph in Design submitted at the São Paulo State University (UNESP), 2012, supervised by Prof. Dr. Dorival Campos Rossi. Sound design: Ales Tsurko. Assistance: Mariana Basso. Image: installation view at Conecta, The Wrong Festival, Rio de Janeiro, 2013.