This interactive installation imagines that the worlds inside our digital devices can move into the physical world. Small bugs made of light crawl out of a computer screen onto the human bodies that make contact with them, often surprising their audience as they try to abandon a virtual existence. The magic of the illusion takes shape as the audience lets them explore their bodies, crawling from one person to the next in a strangely intimate way.
As digital technologies have become embedded in everyday life, the line between the virtual and real is increasingly blurred. Delicate Boundaries playfully explores our expectations and understanding of interfaces and interactivity.
Awarded first prize by Share Festival and special mention from the Vida Art and Artificial Life.
Created with the support of Medialab-Prado, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, and Hangar.
Credits: Zachary Lieberman, Damian Stewart, Blanca Rego, Jordi Puig, Gonzalo Posada.