The Breathing Wall responds to human presence with bio-luminescent inflatables. Inspired by sea anemones and puffer fish, this interactive installation reacts to touch and flow of movement.
Made from recycled materials; single-use plastic bags are fused together to create inflatable fabric with organic textures. Then, motion sensors connected to CPU computer fans respond to movement and begin to inflate the fabric. In this way, the interaction promotes an architectural dialog.
The Breathing Wall installation illuminates the current evolution of plastics within the aquatic environment. In the Great Plastic Islands, suspended plastic mimics and actually becomes the new sea life.
Kristin Neidlinger concept
Emily Gibson, Kristin Neidlinger team plastics
Erik Johnson electronic mastermind
Thomas Lehnartz orthopod structuralist
Emily Gibson photography
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