Petrichor is an interactive installation by M Wingren, a young interaction designer working at Fabrica.
Petrichor is named for the scent after it rains. The piece is interested in the traces people leave. It aims to occupy a space between the physical/ephemeral, the digital/elemental, and the conscious/unconscious.
Water vapor is used as a projection surface, making images appear to float in space. The impetus to work with an ephemeral screen comes from a series of dreams where different dimensions and spirit realms were separated through non-corporeal perceptual fields. Petrichor distills the feeling of these esoteric inspirations using the relatable language of human forms, making the visitor integral to the piece. In its final form Petrichor is a simple, hypnotic visual statement, more of a question than an answer, and open to different levels of interaction/interpretation.