Pascal Petzinger

Electronic Product Design, Art-Science.

H2audiO, installation, 2009.

An interactive installation dealing with the subjects of perception, behaviour and interface. A glass underwater sound element is interacting with the visitors in movement and in sound. By mirroring and re-interpreting the movement and behaviour of the visitors this artificial answer to our behaviour could lead us to think about our own perception and our human behaviour.

This installation deals with the subject of perception: how do people look at the world around them? More specifically: the term Anthropomorphism could be applied to the way people look at this work. Often the objects are prone to projection of human or animal like characteristics.

The space between the human and the work I see as the interface, the way people can communicate and interact with the work. This ever-changing combination of reactions and behaviours is recorded and analyzed by the interactive element and re-used in future interactions.

These subjects are explained in a more elaborate way in the thesis accompanying this installation: On perception, behaviour and interface.

H2audiO, Pascal Petzinger, 2009

Interactive element: 100 x 100 x 190cm
Static elements: 60 x 30 x 180cm
Robot: 100 x 100 x 38cm
Dimensions of the total installation vary according to the room that it is exhibited in.

Robot tablet, Max/MSP/Jitter, custom software, cameras, infrared light, electronics, computer, glass tanks, glass underwater sound elements, sound,
metal stand, wooden stands, wiring.