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Petrichor

by Fabrica interaction designer M Wingren at ADAF 2017.

11 maggio 2017

Petrichor, an interactive installation by M Wingren, a young interaction designer working at Fabrica, has been selected out of 1830 submissions from 67 countries, to participate at ADAF (Athens Digital Arts Festival) 2017 #PostFuture taking place in Athens from 17 to 21 May.

Petrichor is named for the scent after it rains. The piece is interested in the traces people leave. It aims to occupy a space between the physical/ephemeral, the digital/elemental, and the conscious/unconscious.

Water vapor is used as a projection surface, making images appear to float in space. The impetus to work with an ephemeral screen comes from a series of dreams where different dimensions and spirit realms were separated through non-corporeal perceptual fields. Petrichor distills the feeling of these esoteric inspirations using the relatable language of human forms, making the visitor integral to the piece.

In its final form Petrichor is a simple, hypnotic visual statement, more of a question than an answer, and open to different levels of interaction/interpretation.

Born in 1990 (on March 15th, at 2:44AM), M Wingren has a degree in Intermedia Art and Neuroscience. A background ranging from DJing to brain research (along with things like writing to entertain Google’s spiders, teaching art in jail, and singing in a goth Rihanna cover band) inform M’s approach to creating and solving problems. M is interested in how culture relates to that which it creates, and joined Fabrica in 2016 as an interaction designer.

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Credits:

Interaction designer