spatial work


partner: Mark Matamoros
type: art object, interactive
date: Oct 30 2019


“Shadow Box” is an interactive shadow puppertry box where the interactivity is conducted by the gaze of the viewer.

In the house of nine rooms, nine incoherent scenes are taking place.
As you move on your attention, you create your own interpretation of the cinematic experience.

Inspired by brownstone houses in Brooklyn, I always imagined and fascinated by different stories that could be happening in each familiar looking houses. 

Similarly, the telescopic view is a analogy of our subjective perspective that makes up our perception of the world.

System Diagram

Inside the box: an accelerometer, arduino uno, led strip, and facade of a house with 9 rooms.

from left to right:
1. an outer box with sub led light to give an atomsphere of the house.

2. an accelerometer and arduino uno lighting up each rooms accordingly to the direction of each cells.

3. back piece with reflective tape to concentrate light source, two power supplies.
For interactivity to work effectively, we chose to use accelerometer and attached below the telescope.

Interactivity and Interpretation

By looking into a peephole, the audience is exposed to 9 disparate scenes.
While spectators move on to the different scenes, each builds their own narratives. 

© ymchoi 2019