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Art.CHI 2017

Interactive Media Works

A CHI2017 Exhibition

Hooray

Performative Interaction

Hye Yeon Nam

Hooray is a collaborative work between Hye Yeon Nam and Yaesuk Jeong. Participants initiate with the installation Hooray by standing before it and casting a shadow. Participants' shadows activate light sensors, which in turn activate motors that cause the installation's figures to bow. As a result, when participants approach the work, all of the figures individually bow. The goal of the experiment is to observe the transition in which physical bodies and digital sensors reconstruct an exhibition space into an active environment that encourages engagement. To encourage engagement the reconfigured space requires participants to use their bodies to become involved in the interaction. Installed on a wall, the interface of Hooray prompts participants to move their bodies in vertical and horizontal directions. In all cases, whether participants know or do not know the instructions for how to interact with Hooray, it is intuitively activated by the presence and movements of participants.

Images

Hooray installation. Hooray was exhibited at Telfair Museum and Linda Matney Gallery, United States in 2013 and OCI Museum, South Korea in 2014.

Hooray installation. Hooray was exhibited at Telfair Museum and Linda Matney Gallery, United States in 2013 and OCI Museum, South Korea in 2014.

Authors

Hye Yeon Nam
Assistant Professor, Digital Arts Louisiana State University
Hye Yeon Nam is a digital media artist working on interactive installations and performance video. She foregrounds the complexity of social relationships by making the familiar strange, and interpreting everyday behaviors in performative ways.