An interactive art installation with video projection, step plate, custom electronics, and software.
Ken Goldberg and Tiffany Shlain, 2008
(electronics design by Danny Bazo)
video projection, headphones, step plate, custom software
Smashing is an interactive new media installation where motion triggers audio and video. Visitors are invited to make a silent vow and then to stomp on a floor plate. The impact triggers a projected slow-motion video of breaking glass accompanied by a musical track that responds to the quality of each impact.
Shattered glass has punctuated crises and transformations through history and across cultures from Kristallnacht to the Watts Riots to the breaking of a glass at the conclusion of the Jewish wedding ceremony.
Smashing debuted on opening night of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco on June 7, 2008. It was exhibited at the Pulse NY Contemporary Art Fair, in New York on March 5-8, 2009. The first edition was acquired by 21C, the contemporary art museum in Louisville, Kentucky supported by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson.
Sample installation photos: http://smashing.shutterfly.com/
Edition of 3. Represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery, SF, CA
Watch video highlights from the premiere