This project by CCT students Maria Elena Firippis and Sam Redd was programmed with Processing and used range sensors, Raspberry Pi, and arduinos to create a visual representation of the movements of visitors to the installation.
A screen flickers wildly, shifting colors and shapes as two images fight for the same digital space. The images display the missing fourth Mosler painting and a photo from the Vietnam War protests that have been linked to the painting’s disappearance. The distortions in the images are created in real time based on data from spatial sensors positioned near the remaining Mosler paintings. As the sensors read more activity, the violent and scrambled imagery of the 1971 protests comes to the fore.
This project sought to show visitors how their very presence makes them a part of the history of Old North.