26 January 2011

Nervous Structure

Nervous Structure is a series of site-specific, interactive installations and sculptures made collaboratively by Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza. The installations generally consist of two elements: a physical structure and a software-driven video projection. The structure is composed of either strings or elastic, and they tend to be parasitic to their “host” space; that is, our physical structures tend to become extensions of the existing architecture rather than standalone structures in their own right. The video projection at first is used to illuminate the structure, but the movements of viewers when near the installation influence this illumination. Thus, when a viewer moves, the piece’s software interprets the motion as forces that affect the projection. See videos;