The Guard

Date

2016

Software

Unity / AR / Mapping / Processing / HTML+CSS+Python

Hardware / Material

Projecteurs / Cartons / Webcam

The Guard is the tangible part of the web-documentary dada-data.net, initiated by David Dufresne, Anita Hugi and Akufen.

The installation shows what the GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple), in other words the giants of the web, know about us through our datas. By manipulating the Guard, a puppet created by Sophie Taeuber, we discover the strings that link us to our digital identity.

The user manipulates a cardboard box, in which she positioned her smartphone. Placed in front of a projected screen, this box, recognized by a camera, becomes the head of the puppet. Around the puppet, specific information about the user appears; photographs, images, links, memories and forgotten information.

By moving the puppet, the user can break the strings, and liberate herself from the GAFA.

Check also our Dada Manifesto, written during the Hackathon at Cabaret Voltaire.

Exhibitions

08.10.2016—15.10.2016
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

01.08.2016—07.08.2016
Locarno Festival del Film

06.03.2016
Cabaret Voltaire

03.02.2016
Cabaret Voltaire

01.02.2016—07.02.2016
Swiss National Museum

Press

05.02.2016
SRF.ch