Arco

By Hubbub

Who is really in control? The user or the artwork? Arco poses this question in a playful manner, by allowing the audience to communicate with the sculpture using motion. Users are invited to change the behaviour of light illuminated inside the inner ring of an archway by manipulating the speed and colour of light around the archway, using shadows cast from the motion of their hands.

 

As the user interacts with the sculpture, the more responsive the sculpture becomes; creating a lure that provokes the user to gain more control over the work. Creating the question: If the sculpture is keeping you there, does that mean it’s controlling you?

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