Intangible Touch is an acrylic painting and 3D printed sculptures on a round wood board as well as an interactive installation with conductivity sensor, accelerometer ,a small vibrating gadget and various LED light bulbs. I designed a handle with all the three sensors installed inside. Audience could grip the handle, which is connected to the painting on the wood board, and navigate the handle to change the lighting inside the sculptures on canvas. While the audience is ‘holding hand’ with the installation, soothing vibration could be sensed by the audience as if the installation would communicate physically with them.
Intangible Touch belongs to my installation series called ‘AestheticaBot’ and represents the sense of touch and body connection. The utility of sensory technologies allows the installation to sense certain signals or data around it and respond to the audience with artistic expression.
I continued with my former painting style influenced deeply by Chinese landscape painting. By using soft feminine geometry and curves to weave a multiple-layer graphics. The white lines are drawn over the natural texture on the wood board to extend the idea of ‘earning the privilege of the material itself’.
60 X 60 cm
wooden board, acrylic paint, Arduino Uno, LED, 3D-printed sculptures using PLA, power supply, conductive tape, wires