MFF 2010: Human Screens

Saturday, 11 September 2010 | 14:00 - 20:00
MFF 2010: Human Screens

Interactive video installations at Flagey

On the occasion of the White Night in Madrid, MFF 2010 will feature works around the theme of "Human Screens", where urban screens like the Flagey one can take a human  and playful dimension. This event engages passer-by's on the Flagey Square in a fun and participatory way.

"Hand from Above" by Chris O'Shea (UK)

"Hand From Above" encourages people to question their normal routine instead of allowing themselves to simply rush from one destination to another. Passers-by will be playfully transformed by a giant hand from an urban screen. Unsuspecting pedestrians will be randomly tickled, stretched, flicked or removed entirely in real-time by a digital deity. Actions change depending on how crowded the scene is or weather conditions.

More on Chris O'Shea

Air Hunger by Hanna Haaslahti (FI)

The project creates a large-scale interactive projection, where the breathing pattern of a participant generates a landscape for a virtual character to move. People can participate in the projection by wearing a wireless breath rate-monitoring belt around their chest. The breath generated landscape carries a lonely character that moves along the slopes and hills created through the inhale/exhale pattern. Instead of being identified with the character, the participant creates the condition for his journey.

The piece is produced for the Media Facades 2010 festival by Fantomatico and realised in collaboration with software designer Jani Turunen and fashion designer Tuula Pöyhönen.

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Practical Info

Screening  from 16:00 till 22:00.

Free event!

Location: Flagey Screen

Media Gallery


Curators and coordinators: Marie-Laure Delaby and Yves Bernard

Technical support: Yannick Antoine, Vincent Evrard

Funding Partners: European Commission Culture Programme, French Speaking Community of Belgium (digital art commission).

Media Facades Partners: Belgian Posters and City of Ixelles-Elsene.

IT & Media Partners: Streampark, Nacamar

Special thanks to Cimatics!