Pool is a 90" x 90" reactive composition made of 400 Furby™
pixels. The front of the display is shaped like a meniscus, within which
the refurbished pixels are arranged to form a diagram of the molecular
structure of H20. Link here for an illustration
of this effect.
The installation is not a passive viewing experience. Instead, the
pixels of The Pool are designed to look and talk back, thereby
creating a circular dialogue between the observer and the observed.
Right: Narcissus and the reflecting pool (Carravaggio). Below: Artist's
concept of the viewer experience.
Link here for a Shockwave animation. Go
here if you
need to download Shockwave.
no one is standing near the display, the refurbished pixels wait quietly
with shut eyes. When a pixel detects the
presence of an observer, it opens its eyes and speaks. Hundreds of Furby™
pixels talking asynchronously form a dynamic reflection
of the viewer.