Pump Fiction

The focus of Pump Fiction was to dive into the world of alternative controllers in a playful way. What is an alternative controller that is still intuitive? How can we transform an everyday object into a controller?

In this installation, we used a pump as a controller and connected it to a digital space. We explored how the mechanical movement of pumping can be connected to that of the human body. By pumping, the body on the screen starts to deform. The pump retains its original function, but is used for an activity that would not be physically possible. The installation is an interplay between two people, one pumping and the other being pumped up. Through the motion capture of a camera, the installation encourages people to move and observe themselves and their relationship to body and space.

Interactive Installation
with Johannes Reck, Laura Schwarz and Delia Gregori