The Other Side is an installation that was created for the student section for Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. It is the winner of the Gold Medal PQ 2015 for the Best Exposition in the Student Section and the Children’s Audience Award. During the project, I mostly worked on interaction design, Arduino coding, and also did the tracking program for the sound and lights.
Here is a short video from the exposition.
Together with the sound designer, Guy Dowsett, we built a system with different sounds for up to 10 different people playing with the wall. The audio was reacting to approach, touch, push and connect. Eero Erkamo designed the lights, that were activated when someone approached the wall. Some of the armatures were changing brightness depending on the outside light.
Image from the tracking program:
I also made a device to shake the wall when it is pushed and approached, but I scrapped it because of the lack of time. The first image is the magnetic attachment to the wall and stepper motor. The second image shows the motor-driver with a clamp to secure it to the wall structure.
Artists involved in the project:
Anders Karls (Finland), Dan Palarie (Moldova), Eero Erkamo (Finland), Guy Dowsett(Australia), Heli Salomaa (Finland), Ina Saarinen (Suomi), Joanna Wojciechowicz (Poland), Lauren Sever (USA), Mimosa Norja (Finland), Niklas Pöllönen (Finland), Oscar Eriksson Furunes (Norway), Paola Guzman Figueroa (Colombia), Susanna Suurla (Finland) and Teo Paaer (Finland)
Sampo Pyhälä and Sofia Pantouvaki, Aalto University.
Kimmo Karjunen, University of the Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy.