interactive installation (motion sensing textile, electronics, projection, digital code, generative audiovisuals)
Nama was the core of an ongoing research project on relational aesthetics and the thresholds between the tangible, the virtual, and the disembodied. As a result of this research, an open-source soft-circuit motion-sensing interface, an interactive installation, and an undergraduate thesis were produced. Taking up the concept of relational objects developed by Brazilian artist Lygia Clark in the 1960s, the interface is based on a textile fabric, which, due to its physical properties, is able to bring to mind characteristics related to virtuality, such as: softness, uncertainty, flexibility and fluidity. Both the instrument and the installation aim to provide a non-verbal kinetic understanding of the virtual through the folding and unfolding of an object that is tangible, incorporeal, and digital.