“Step & Repeat” 2003

“Step & Repeat” is an interactive video installation. For each step the user takes toward the screen the character on-screen takes a step toward the user.

Rather than being controlled by the user, the character’s actions are based on an interpretation of the user’s actions. Sometimes this interpretation is correct and sometimes it is not. The character does not respond immediately to stimulus but only after an indeterminate period of time. The character’s behaviour is meant to be mischievous.

“Step and Repeat” was created in collaboration with the Art Interface Device (AID) development team. The sensor interface was created using AID by AID developers. This project was originally created for the Territoires Ouverts “Demo Days” at the Société des arts technologiques, in September 2003.