SURFACE X

Submitted by Picaroon

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Client

Location: Munich, Germany

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $60,000

Project Team

Artist

Rebecca Gischel

Picaroon

Other

Franz Gischel

Picaroon

Overview

The digital age has transformed human interaction. Career, dating, lifestyle. SURFACE X is an interactive installation focusing on the moment when the self-created digital and our physical identities collide. Like our digital identity, SURFACE X appears large and impressive from a distance. The interactive installation is made up of 35 black umbrellas that form a single, spherical body 3.5 meters in diameter. The umbrellas represent an impenetrable shield, protecting the inside from unwanted looks.However, once a person approaches SURFACE X, the umbrellas immediately shy away and close within milliseconds.

Goals

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Process

Picaroon started this project three years ago after Rebecca Gischel ([email protected]) came up with the Idea, Johannes Holzmair and Marius Bungart ([email protected]) joined to plan, test and prototype. After the first prototype was ready, Sebastian Walter (Product [email protected]) and Franz Gischel (Electrical [email protected]) also joined. After Rebecca Gischel finished the programming, we exhibited the artwork together with a photographer (Katja Broemer) and a cameraman (Oliver Koeppel).