Blowing Bridges

Dani Woo Hyun Kim

An anamorphic sculpture controlled by the human breath that experiments with the unplanned yet collective effort’s ability to derive more compelling results than the conscious and independent.


Inspired by Thomas Medicus’ Emulsifier, an anamorphic sculpture where four hidden images are revealed at every 90 degree rotation of the sculpture, Blowing New York City features four hidden images that are spliced on eight four-sided panels that rotate individually based on the strength, control, and manipulation of human breath. Each panels are attached to continuous rotational servos that are programmed to rotate counter-clockwise whenever the user blows into the electret. The longer the duration of air, the faster the servo spins, revealing more images printed on the sides of the panels.


Introduction to Physical Computing ITPG-GT.2301.006