â€˜Nora & Torvaldâ€™ – By rootoftwo (John Marshall and Cezanne Charles). Birch plywood, Arduino micro-controllers, sensors, speakers, audio. â€˜Nora & Torvaldâ€™ embeds sensor-controlled digital media in custom-designed pieces of furniture. The starting point of this work is a re-reading of Henrik Ibsenâ€™s play â€œA Dollâ€™s Houseâ€ (1879) to explore user-object relationships.
There is a photocell embedded in the seat of the armchair â€˜Torvaldâ€™. This sends a message when it registers darkness (i.e. when someone sits down). This triggers a randomly selected line of dialogue (one of ten) from the play to be played as audio. There is an accelerometer in the rocking stool â€˜Noraâ€™. When she is rocked this triggers a randomly selected line of her dialogue (also one of ten) to be played as audio.
A&D 5th Annual Faculty Exhibition, Slusser Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd. 1st floor.