Sara Dittrich

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Going/Staying, 2014

Artist's footsteps, Arduino GSM Shield, SIM Card, Raspberry Pi, kickdrum, electrical components, Dimensions Variable, Duration Variable


Going/Staying uses the artist's footsteps to create rhythm. The everyday act of walking becomes centralized within the gallery space through this kickdrum. Pressure sensors in the artist's shoes connect to a 3G GSM Shield Arduino device that allows a signal to be sent whenever the artist is within range of cell phone reception. This signal is sent to a server that is then read by Raspberry Pi which triggers a motor to move the pedal that hits the drum.

*Special thanks to Michael Diedrick and Adam Bielicki for helping program and fund this project!

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