107 x 140 x 36 cm
wood, two computer mice, Raspberry py, ball, projector, speakers, hdmi cable )
The work was partially produced in 2013 and upgraded in 2019 for the solo exhibition „EP 2.1“ at MKC Split, Croatia.
It consists of a wooden construction inside which there is a ball and two computer mice. As persons pass the ball to each other, it moves in a linear pattern inside the construction and clicks the computer mice with its passing. The mice are connected to a Raspberry py, speakers and a projector, a sound and an animation is played when they are clicked. When a person pushes the ball the first sound that is heard is : cancel. When the ball comes to the other side the sound is played: accept. When the other person pushes the ball from their side the same pattern is heard.
The sounds are mantrically repeated as the persons pass the ball to each other. On the projection screen animations of pressing the button accept and cancel are triggered as well. The idea for the work came from thinking about the basics of communication, exchange. Deriving it to the simplest action of accepting and releasing a ball.
The work is inspired by the virtual world and way of life where we constantly accept and reject things, pictures, people, life styles, privacy...where it has become an almost automatic action.