"If you can answer me who I am, then at least I will have an identity, I will know what or who to be."
By knocking on the house you interact with the ego inside of it. With this project we are exploring the basic understanding that humans have free will. But that freedom of choice leads to anxiety, in other words, because man is free and aware of possibilities, anxiety is part of his human experience. With choices the absolute responsibility for ones action comes. the feat of and anxiety caused by this responsibility leads many people to ignore both their freedom and their responsibility by letting other people make their choices for them.
This interface creates a very simple form of artificial intelligence inside of the house, the house carries a dialogue with the viewer/user. When knocking on it , however many times you may feel like, you get an adequate response, and as any communication based entity, if the message is not clear enough, or concise enough, the reply is made in the same manner. Sometimes the house expresses loneliness by knocking by itself alerting passers by that someone or something is inside and wants to communicate.
Footage is from Ars Electronica Festival 2011 : Origin, where the authors Fabrizio Lamoncha, Masa Jazbec and Ioan Cernei have shown this project in the Interface Cultures Unuselessness exhibition. Thank you goes to Lenka Klimesova for video documenting this project.