2014 - Water Vapor Hologram

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A water vapor hologram of a 3D animated human stares at its hand in horror as cells explode from the crown of its head. Realization is composed of multiple ultrasonic humidifiers, water tank, tubing, plastic armature, infrared sensor, relay module, microcontroller, media player, projector. Realization is the epiphany of ecological awareness, the understanding that the human is constantly permeated by the nonhuman. Using an infrared sensor and microcontroller, the vapor hologram shuts off when a hand touches the image. The hologram restarts after a couple seconds.The vaporous quality of the image reflects the illusory and tenuous hold we have on the understanding of our own bodies.