Skin the Sculpture

Interactive net-based installation

Skin the Sculpture is an interactive Net-Based installation that is constantly changing and continuously renewed. The user can playfully skin a sculpture with images and text messages searched in real-time on the internet.

You can create a new skin by entering a word, or simply by clicking on an image. This automatically searches for similar images by color, form and structure using the Google search by image service.
As the user clicks intuitive on projected images, the machine answers associative with similar images. This interaction is fascinating.
Instead of exploring and discovering content inside cardboard boxes, the user can explore and discover content on the surface of cardboard boxes. Cardboard boxes are used for storing and archiving. The content on the Internet also can be seen as a huge storage and archive.
The content that is stored on the Web is made up by intelligent computer algorithm and millions upload user images and text messages which are constantly growing and changing.
Live-media covers this sculpture and flows endless from bottom to top in different speeds. An allegory of our live, as well as the internet, which constantly flow and change.
The user can explore the surface of the sculpture and discovers live-media in an unusual experience. It’s altering or expanding the users perception and can have deep emotional qualities. And also watching others using Skin the Sculpture is fascinating; Indeed, one of the important aspects is the social interaction among the viewers in a public setting.

Masks
Skin the Sculpture - Masks
The precise projection surfaces on the sculpture can be adjusted by the software, using adjustable masks. Thus, it is only the sculpture which is projected and not the wall and floor.

Navigation
Skin the Sculpture - Navigation
Creating a new skin by simply clicking on an image. This automatically searches for similar images by color, form and structure using the Google search by image service.