Insects are always a huge hit in interactive installation. The creepier (everyone’s favourite being the cockroach), the better.

Bug???, by Etsuko Maesaki, stars real bugs and artificial bugs manipulated by humans. By interfering and interacting with each other they communicate. In a small natural environment, the artist released real bugs such as cockroaches and projected computer images into the box, so that it looks as if artificial bugs are moving around in the box as well.


Some of the real bugs like shade and try to hide from the light, while others are attracted to it. Visitors can create shade or direct light at the real insects to make them move around in the box. At the same time, the computer generated bugs move around like real bugs reacting both to the movement of the real bugs and the actions of the user.

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