Lyon Biennial 2015
Axios was contracted to produce an interactive sculpture by the visual artist Camille Henrot, represented through Camille Monroe Gallery of Paris. The piece, called Hello and Thank You For Calling, required creating both the physical structure and a custom user interface.
The base of the sculpture was fabricated out of a wood box covered in neoprene, the waves were rolled steel covered in neoprene, and the main sculptural shape was epoxy laminate wood with a 3D printed ear attached. The entirety of the sculpture was covered in rubber paint and a speaker was installed in the ear that played pre-recorded tracks in the style of a phone hotline. The user interface was designed with arduino and activated via custom cast rubber buttons. When users pressed a symbol they received prompts leading them deeper into the audio menu.
We traveled to Lyon, France to install the piece at the Contemporary Museum of Art in Lyon for the 2015 Lyon Biennial.