laura beloff, finland
The Head(wearable sculpture) 2004-06>
The Head is a wearable sculpture with connection to internet and public access via mobile phone/sms. The Head is available for adoption for the public. Ideally the Head should follow its “foster-parent” everywhere s/he may go. The public can access the Head via mobile phone by sending a sms. When the Head receives the sms it responds by capturing an image and recording a short sound file simultaneously. This image with sound is sent back as a reply to the sender. The images are also automatically uploaded to Flickr.com. The dedicated Flickr-site can be thought as the mind of the Head-sculpture with continuous accretion of memories. The piece will have no permanent location. It is a nomad living amongst the people, moving from place to place. Simultaneously it is present and accessible at any moment via mobile phone.