[ISEA2009] Artists Statement: Andy Best & Merja Puustinen – Empty Stomach, 2009

Artists Statement

Inflatable sculpture

Empty Stomach! is a large inflatable interactive bouncy sculpture by Andy and Merja. Empty Stomach! incorporates embedded sensor technology to create a playable and intuitively understandable physical interface, an all encompassing multi-sensorial experience of sound, touch, balance and social interaction. Data from the physical activity of the participants is sent via custom electronics to controlling software creating a real-time interactive soundscape of sounds, music and voice.

  •  Merja Puustinen is completing doctoral research at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, FI
  • Andy Best is a PhD student in Arts and Computational Technologies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK

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