Echinodermata(2010) is a series of behavior-based organic sculptures that are able to breathe. Through breathing, which is one of the main signs of live, we are relating Echinodermata to nature. However, we are not trying to hide the technology nor we are aiming to copy existing life. On the contrary, we are amplifying the characteristics of technology and translating into a peculiar behavior of Echnidermata. In short, we are relating to biological form and systems in an original way, and thus, creating a new system of life. We call this form of life hyper-artificial life!
Moreover, Echinodermata are audience sensitive: the breathing of sculptures is more irregular when lots of movement is around.

Materials: latex-emulsion, cable clips, wool, inflatable structures, compressors, solenoid valves, Arduino, relays, other electronics.

Dimension: ~50cm x 50cm x 40cm H

Artwork by Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet Sola

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