ACHF Arts Access
Artist will create an interactive installation piece that engages the Minnesota community. The outcome of the project will be evaluated by the successful completion and installation of the piece in a public space that results in the engagement of the Minnesota community in a direct experiential way. 2: Successfully create an interactive installation by expanding my knowledge of sensors and microcontrollers through consultation and contracted technical assistance. Expanding the reach of the work by creating a compelling, user friendly interactive experience that evokes wonder and is installed in a location that enhances both the final sculptural installation and audience accessibility.
The algae weather balloons responded to viewers when they breathed into sensor boxes, inflating and deflating in reaction to data sets acquired from participants. Alison Hiltner evaluated the success of the proposed outcome by successfully creating a work were audiences could interact with algae and forge a direct active connection to the work. There is room to evolve the work into a larger installation work but all of the goals proposed in the grant were completed with very positive results. 2: The algae weather balloons responded to viewers when they breathed into sensor boxes, inflating and deflating in reaction to data sets acquired from participants. All of the benchmarks for public interaction were successfully fulfilled in the exhibition. Hiltner evaluated this outcome by onsite observation, anecdotal stories and observing engagement through social media postings by third parties.