My projects often tend to be based around some sort of technology, but my philosophy and approach is to always make people the centre-point of all my art, as I see human engagement to be the most fascinating form of interactivity.

Interactive Artwork

Monster is an interactive artwork inspired by the Dada-movement and its haphazard collage techniques, but applied to a contemporary political context. It consists of four screens and a big red button. 

Much like the famous literary monster, the artwork is patched together using different individuals; in this case the most powerful people in the world, picked randomly from the G20. This means that every time the button is pushed, a face is formed from 160 000 possible combinations.

Interactive Artwork

The MicroCinescope is an interactive artwork. A small high-res screen (2500ppi, five times that of an iPhone retina display) mounted onto the stage is magnified through the lens of a 150 year old brass microscope, and displays a live stream of the microscope itself, as well as anyone who happens to look through it.

Through the MicroCinescope, visitors are literally putting themselves under the lens for self-examination, drawing parallels to a continuous journey of self-discovery.

Interactive Artwork

The worryball is an interactive sculpture, living partly online, that consists of more than 6000 individual Guatemalan worry dolls, woven into a spherical shape. According to Guatemalan folklore, if you whisper your worries to a worrydoll before going to sleep and place it under your pillow, the worries would have gone away by the morning.

When exhibited, the worryball broadcasts real recorded worries from various participants from around the world through an internal speaker. Participants can share their worries on the worryball website, where they can also experience a virtual version of the sculpture.

Interactive Artwork

Interference is an artwork that reacts to actual cell phone signals in the gallery space. A suspended lightbulb is responding to nearby mobile traffic by flickering and omitting subtle distorted noises, reminiscent of recorded phone conversations.

After having been perfected by Thomas Edison and revolutionising the way people lived, the incandescent lightbulb often called for artistic exploration, such as in Francis Bacon's eerie videos, Robert Rauschenberg's bizarre sculptures or in Man Ray’s black and white photographic explorations. Interference is exploring the meeting point between the historically and artistically charged lightbulb with the omnipresent but invisible micro-signals that are now such an integral part of our everyday lives, symptomatic to the age of communication.

Interactive artwork, Mirrors, Motion sensors

The Panopticon Dreams series is looking at our fascination with new technology. More and more gadgets seem to find their way into our daily lives with the promise of connections, information and endless avenues of self-expression. But with this onslaught of technology comes the possibility of unwanted tracking and control; a self-initiated Panopticon of modern surveillance.

With the aid of oversized mirror glasses the portraits seem to break their 2-dimensional confinement and gaze in awe into the gallery space. Through the use of motion sensors controlling lights behind the mirrors, the glasses seem to constantly be checking the presence of the visitor.

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2013 - Interactive portraits

Reflections is an interactive portrait series that lets viewers interact with the photographs in different ways. The webcam is used to to create a "reflection" image in the eyes of the portraits, similar to how you sometimes see the traces of the photographer in the eyes of the photographed. Additionally, viewers can "tip" the portraits over by covering their finger over the webcam (and the forehead) and thereby inducing sleep or death to the portraits.


Video Installation

The artwork was originally shown at the Science Gallery in Dublin as part of the Future of Water/Surface Tension exhibition. It is showing a beating, melting heart made of ice, alluding to 'the fragile existence and vitality of ice in a world where the polar ice caps are slowly diminishing through a cyclical process'.

Online Project

Headlines is an interactive project displaying live newspapers collected from around the world. It allows visitors to quickly browse through an array of front pages arranged after country and the newspaper’s political alignment.

The editorial and journalistic process of any newspaper is to various degrees informed by the newspaper's nationality and political views. A succession of quick snapshots of today's headlines visualises the cultural and ideological disparity of news... or perhaps also the lack thereof. As we browse through the events of last night we see patterns of homogenisation as well as divergance emerge.

Interactive Project

Portraits from the edge is a collaboration between Scissors and photographer Jon Lewis. This interactive photo journal combines photos from the island nation of Kiribati, audio and narration from Jon Lewis as well as a map of the island shrinking as you scroll down. Kiribati will withing the next 30-60 years become rendered uninhabitable due to rising sea levels and climate change.