@ Ars Electronica 2021, Chicago Graden

Am I a Flower, 2020

Materials PETG, MCU, Motors, Sensors

“Am I a Flower” is an interactive installation that uses simplified technology from autonomous driving to depict myself through the artwork. The work explores the space avoiding obstacles, and continuously determines what is beneath by the color recognition.

The machine that resembles a flower is assigned with a unique mission, which is to bloom slowly when landed on a green surface. The flower bud would run randomly on the floor of the gallery space to find the right spot to flourish. Over the course of its journey, audiences can hinder its path or guide the machine to the green object. This work creates a continuous tension between the gallery visitors and the artworks and lightens the mood by their humorous presence.

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