laura beloff, finland
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Fruit Fly Farm 2005-06
Traditionally fruit flies are considered to be a nuisance and a pest. In this work they are treated as a living community, which can be observed by public. Fruit Fly Farm is a pet and wearable system with a public access via mobile phone. The audience members are invited to adopt the work and become responsible for the fly farm. Anyone from the public can access the phone camera by sending a sms to the piece. This will trigger the camera to capture an image. The image will be sent back as a reply and uploaded to a website. The piece developed as a second work in the same series where the first piece is The Head (wearable sculpture). The Head is observing outwards to the society while The Fruit Fly Farm has a whole small-scale society under observation.