Ola Paloma! is a Low-Tech interactive Installation where the public is invited to actively participate instead of relying the installation to technology.
The idea was to create a real simple "human" interactivity, to avoid the ideo of leaving the public alone with just "the machine".
In Ola Paloma, a bird's flight sequenced in stop motion is levitating above the ground. Each bird as a keyframe of an animation scene is attached on a top of a pole and each of the pole comes with a lighting switch, ready to be pushed.
The switch light the bird on as long as it is being pressed.
These « over-basic » commands of the device are made on purpose. Just the setting in circle of the birds is suggesting a lighting scenario ... . The visitors are free to invent the flight of the birds as they like, depending how they appropriate themselves the installation.
Maybe will they chose a synchronous and collective behavior to make the bird flight in a perfect loop, maybe not.
It will all depend of how they manage to communicate with each others.
Will the public manage to interact altogether to create this perfect loop ?
Will leaders be emerging from the audience to try to settle the rules ?
Or does the installation will become a chaotic flash of random lights ?