“Awake” is an exploration of the future of illustration: new technologies allow objects to respond to the environment and to the observer. Paintings come to life and viewers become active users: they need to engage to fully grasp the meaning and soul of the art piece.
This piece is intended as the first of an interactive series using sensorial triggers and light. The image is painted on white paper with Bare Conductive, a cutting edge conductive ink, able to sense touch and proximity. The ink is connected, behind the canvas, to an Arduino, which processes each paint sensor. Finally, hand drawn animations are connected to each input via Processing, triggered by the observer’s touch and projection mapped on the canvas.