Julien and Michaël used the occasion to develop "Aquatypes", an installation that interprets the messages sent by the public as living creatures.
Aquatypes is the third of a series of works that explore the dialog between the public and the video-projected surface, through the use of phone messages and typography.
Here, we imagine a metaphor of the individual speech: once pronounced, it no longer belongs to him. It evolves inside the public space where it will the subject of influences and reinterpretations. Although we originally keep control of its shape, we somehow loose the mastery of its meaning.
Aquatypes was first presented at the Memorial of Latin America, in São Paulo (Brazil), as part of the exhibition The 3M Mostra de Arte Digital held by the brazilian Minister of Culture, from September 2nd to October 2nd.
This installation invites visitors to participate in the creation of a new typographical environment through SMS. A message sent gives birth to a autonomous creature whose aspect and behavior are defined by the content of the message itself, through a set of rules that work like a DNA.
The aquatic environment also reacts to the movement of visitors who can generate waves at the surface water and chase fishes.
Nominated for an award at SXSW
After having presented our installation to the 2012th SXSW festival in the Interactive Art category, we were happy to know that it had been selected as a finalist!
It is with great excitement that we are coming to Texas around the 13d of March to discover this great festival and attend the award ceremony.