Flugversuch

performance / video (4:00 min)
modified ECG sensor, computer, servomotors, wood

Mechanical wings worn on the back are controlled by a modified ECG sensor used for measuring muscle tension in the arms – a principle used in modern prosthetics. In this experiment, the realization that you must behave like a machine yourself achieves the best results. That is, producing a cause-and-effect in which robotic movements create constant wing-like gestures, while unpredictable muscle tensions cause the machine to act erratically. (1st photo: Gergana Petrova)