Stephen Spicer Untitled/Forest, 2020 Wood, electronics, paint,
40 x 40 x 50cm, Artist collection, Bath.
Description/Operation: made from Laser cut plywood and using electronics this interactive piece contains a detailed forest. When the observer had looked inside for a short time and their eyes have adjusted, they will become aware of numerous small animals looking back at them. If the observer keeps very still, just if in a real forest; then the animals eyes slowly illuminate (see video) any movement however and they switch off and effectively go into hiding. They only return after a break and if no further movement is detected. Addressable LEDs, a PIR sensor and a Crumble Controller provide the operations.