by Ivana Petrusevski
WORK IN PROGRESS
A Cloud is an interactive installation in progress. It is a catenary system forming cloud-like structure and reacting to people below it. It is formed by hanging perforated hose conducting fog produced by fog machine. The fog tests are part of ongoing research. While the form of the surface changes, the fog follows it. This is achieved using simple mechanism. The hose formed surface hangs on the coiled ropes which allows control of its shape – when sensor registers people approaching, corresponding coil rotates and rolls the rope - this takes that part of surface up and away from people; when people leave the area, surface sets back. The interactive fog sets where there is no people and escapes when people try to reach it.