I am Closer Then i Appear
intereactive installation
32" x 32" x 36"

wood, brass, pencils, paper, audience


This analog interactive table invites the audience to experience the very physical feedback of writing to each other.

The very act of writing, usually small-gestured and solitary, is re-engeneered to physically engage viewers in a dance, where each participant is acutely aware of the other's movement. Every small stroke of the hand is amplified to either fall in sync of conflict, thus making a relationship's physicality evident.

The contraption is designed based on the mix of a typical antograph and Tomas Jefferson's copying machine, a device that produces a copy of a piece of writing simultaneously with the creation of the original, using pens and ink.

In this work the orientation of the device is changed to mirror the writing and produce an analog "not-so-instant" messenger equivalent to the popular modern communications online.