suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Toer (Wouter WIDDERSHOVEN & Castor BOURS): Fiet is an interactive light object that visualizes the emotional impact of movement. The object is built out of hundreds of cones which emphasize the motion of the surface. The points of the cones move closer to each other or expand when the skin moves. All this happens through the influence of sounds surrounding the object. You will see the sculpture become stressed when there is a sudden noise, but when it’s quiet and peaceful it will move in a comfortable manner—it’s like a living organism that interacts with its environment.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
Toer: Biomimicry, emotions, and Buckminster Fuller.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
Toer: Reading some book about numbers; listening to Future Vintage radio and Radiolab.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
Toer: Kasia Zareba and Bertjan Pot.