Circle D: Fragile Balances

Mari Velonaki
2008

Two luminous cube-like objects appear to be floating above the surface of a lacquered wooden structure that perches on impossibly slender legs. Each object is comprised of four crystal screens where ‘handwritten’ text appears, wrapping around it conveying a playful sense of rhythm. The text represents personal messages that flow between two virtual characters, and in that sense each object is a physical embodiment of a character. The objects can be lifted from their wooden stand and handled freely by participants. Handling provides an interface that facilitates bidirectional communication between the participants and the artwork in a playful way.