“Awake” is an exploration of the future of illustration: new technologies finally allow objects to respond to the environment and to the observer, paintings become alive and viewers are not passive anymore: they need to engage to full 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 and triggered by the observer’s touch.