Sympathetic Motion series includes four large-scale soft kinetic sculptures. While developing this project, I was interested in systems that make up and surround the artworks which concern interconnectivity, logic, memory, emotion, and interaction. The sculptures and the systems they create become an extension of the architecture for the audience to interact with. All of these elements give the audience a sense of liveliness. The series investigates what elements contribute to audiences' perceptions.
The four pieces experiment on how behaviors and feelings are evoked through observed movement and why humans instinctively characterize something that is in motion. I wanted to understand further how humans' reaction to moving objects changes depending on different design qualities, motions of the objects, and preconceptions that derive from our culture, society, and past. Each sculpture inherits distinct characteristics that formally and technically distinguish them from the other pieces in the series. The design decisions are made to exploit the human’s need to bring moving objects to life and give them an experience of interacting with something non-identifiable and non-human.