Dan Macnish

Art, Design, and Engineering

Breathing Cloud

Materials: Wool, robotic bellows, soundproofed box

Breathing Cloud is an inquiry into locating the individual in the context of the universe. After all, we are all made from stardust.

This project was produced by Knitglitch, a collaboration between myself and Claire Pendrigh. A pair of robotic bellows drive the cloud, mimicking the rise and fall of human breath. The resultant motion of the cloud fosters an unsettling familiarity, the bond that humans feel towards other living things. This impression of the cloud as a living organ is furthered by the silent operation of the bellows inside a soundproofed box.

More information as well as a video can be found on the Knitglitch website.

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The robotic bellows that drive the cloud

 

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