Sneaky Serpents Compilation
Sneaky Serpents is an interactive underwater light installation first shown at the 2014-2015 edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival.
Second venue was the light festival of 2015-2016 in Norrköping, Sweden.
Third venue was the Noorderzon Festival in Groningen in August 2016. Fourth was the Shenzhen Cultural Festival, China 2016/2017.
Like frogs in a pond, these light snakes start to come out of their hiding places as soon as the first snake dares to appear. They produce a slight hissing sound.
Then, when frightened by a sudden sound, like clapping hands of the visitors, they will disappear quickly back to their dens.
Until, after a while, one dares to emerge again…
Often the audience is divided in those who don't want to disturb the snakes, as they want to see them and those who do want to disturb them, as they want to experience the interactivity.
Interactions between those two groups of visitors are quite enjoying.
Concept: Robin Noorda
Paul Godschalk and Menno Schrap: programming and technique. Also thanks to Louis Godschalk for helping installing.
Underneath: Sneaky Serpents in Groningen including making of.
Simulation Sketch of the result in Groningen at the Noorderzon Festival.