Thread, mapping projection, animation, responsive
“Notional Field” is an interactive installation that consists of parallel, vertical lines made of elastic cord. They function as a mapping framework for an animated, graphical projection of moving lines. they are takes shapes that correspond with the viewers’ action in front of the work.
Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza stage an interplay of the analog and the digital sphere. In the tradition of Op-Art, they develop responsive sculptures that focus on the interference of textiles structures and graphical digital animation. The full range of properties shows when visitors not only view but move and interact with work.
In 2010, they began collaborating. They create installations and objects that combine physical elements with digital technologies, composing sensual, immersive, and dynamic experiences. “By not only mapping the object but by mapping the viewer as well, Cuppetelli | Mendoza realize works that are responsive to their audience. The full range of properties of their body of work shows when visitors not only view but also move and interact in front of the installation. The installations respond to their viewers with change. They translate the viewer’s movement into their setting and allow a playful exploration to unfold …” >> The Interview
2016 // Abrau-Durso [ru], MARS
2016 // Stuttgart-Region [de], AUFSTIEGE
2015 // Lisbon [pt], PLUNC
2014 // Quebec [ca], Mois Multi 15
2013 // Luedesncheid [de], LICHTROUTEN
Since 2010 // Regular exhibition activity, mainly in the USA.
// Annica Cuppetelli
2008 // Bloomfield Hills, MI [us], Cranbrook Academy of Art, MA
2002 // Detroit, MI [us], College for Creative Studies, BFA
// Cristobal Mendoza
2007 // Providence, RI [us], Rhode Island School of Design, MA
2003 // Baltimore County [us], University of Maryland, BA
2000 // College Park [us], University of Maryland College Park, MD