Scramble Suit

In the Scramble Suit * installation, by Finnish artist Hanna Haaslahti, your own image in a real-time projection is being attacked by a computer generated character. This kinetic monster tries to overlap your reflection in the projection and take it under its own control.
If you move and try to avoid the visual invasion, he will struggle to keep his own appearance in the projection; and if he wins, the scramble suit takes control of your image sucking and transforming it as part of itself. Your reflection is then a media zombie, wondering around the screen until somebody gives it an identity again.

The installation deals with the vulnerability of our self-representation and encourages people to fight for their own image and protect it from the cloning effect scramble suit does.

* Scramble suit is the name of a kinetic protective suit worn by the undercover drug cops in Philip K. Dick’s novel A Scanner Darkly.

See also: White Square.