Awake: Electric Paint Projection Mapping

Only a small part of the full painting is visualized on canvas with Bare Conductive Electric Paint; semi-abstract shapes provide a glimpse of a submarine landscape, maintaining overall ambiguity. The rest of the painting is only visible by interacting with the canvas: each painted shape acts as a sensor, able to detect human proximity and touch.

Each marine element is connected to an Arduino Uno on the back of the canvas by connecting the paint itself to the board via alligator clips. Arduino gathers proximity data and sends it to a Processing sketch; here each sensor is connected to a specific hand drawn animation, which will be triggered accordingly.