Bioactive installation, Achatina fulica snails, Augmented Reality technologies
"That Which Lives In Me" is an installation that uses Augmented Reality technologies to enable dynamic rearrangement of real and virtual spaces. Drawing on the metaphor of a snail’s “shell house”, we have “augmented” real shells of Achatina fulica giant African snails with a certain analogue of “electronic aura” – an interactive layer of digital visual information. This information is output to the screen in real time, its appearance determined by behaviour of the snails: the dynamics of their movements inside the terrarium and the intensity of their inter-communication. Project URL: snails.ncca-kaliningrad.ru/eng-index.html
Concept, realization: Dmitry Bulatov, Alexey Chebykin. Programming: Konstantin Semenov. Electromechanics: Nikifor Martishevsky. Termenvoxes: Danil Akimov. Video documentary film: Oleg Blyablyas, Dmitry Bulatov, Alexey Chebykin, Viktor Gurov, Stephen Ankenman. Production: The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad branch, Russia. Funded by the Dynasty Foundation for Non-commercial Programs (Moscow, Russia).