Bellyful of Eels: Spring Show installation
Here is some photo & video documentation from the installation at the ITP Spring Show 2010.
In front was a small round table containing the Processing eels. Attached was a small electret microphone, the circuit built with Eric Rosenthal’s help in Project Development Studio. People could sing or blow to get the eels to react. They always reacted to blowing, but only reacted to some peoples singing… finicky little wigglers.
Behind the table was a long narrow screen, 1920×540 — HD in width, but cropped to half height, with a projection of the Bellyful of Eels animated video. Above the video was the laser cut drawing of eels in masonite.
Here is a video of the eels motion when left alone:
Here is Paul R. talking to the eels:
Here is Rune M. singing to the eels:
This is the animated video, that was projected on a narrow screen behind the interactive
eel nursery. The video follows the life cycle of common river eel, using a variety of
animation techniques: drawn, computer generated, particle system, puppeting,
claymation and including exported frames from the Processing sketch: