#Death

Installation May 24, 2013

description

#Death (2013) is an installation that initially was intended to represent casualties of conflicts, however, in later iterations, it transformed into a representation of how death was discussed over social platforms.

process

This installation polls the Twitter Streaming API for any tweets containing ‘death’ in their subject matter. Once such a tweet was found this would activate a solenoid valve attached to a tank or red liquid embedded in the roof. This solenoid valve would release a single drop of red liquid which would drop into a vase of water located on a pedestal. Over time the water will become more ‘bloodied’ as more tweets are discovered.

project team

Sam Wray - R&D, Development
Shaune Oosthuizen - Fabrication

Shaune Oosthuizen

Shaune's work manifests in the bisection of art, design and technology, producing experimental transdisciplinary projects. Such as interactive installations, machine-learning and immersive experience.