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Motion - Kingston hackSpace

Kingston hackSpace

Horny Henry was created by a third-year fine art student. Horny Henry looks at exposing and ridiculing the pretence and inflated art ego that so often comes with the art world. The body is instantly recognisable. Henry hoover is a classic domestic house hold appliance that through repurposing meaning and worth of the object is alterned.

Henry's nose has been replaced by a dildo, the once innocent domesticity of Henry Hoover is saturated. Horny Henry humorously critique's the traditionally stiff and serious nature of the art world while through his movement he pushes beyond what is expected of an object and challenges the conventions of art making and viewing as he has his own agency and refuses to be curated. 



By Dom Postlethwaite

The project gives an insight into my way of thinking, using my observations of human behaviour to narrate social change.

The set of films focus on our most basic human instinct – to lie. They highlight how even with all this amazing new technology at our disposal we still use it to further our nee to lie. I called this fraudulent technology.

The nosy neighbour project mimics the intricacies of human behaviour to deceive prospective burglars, framed in a mockumentary format to highlight the light humorous side to the objects while still trying to convince the viewer these are real objects.

The project makes use of a series of servo motors which work together to provide the motion for the finger and the eyes. The motion was programmed using a series of for loops, iterating the position from 0 degrees to 180 degrees and back, and delays, which paced the servo positions over a set period of time. The flushing finger button uses a gear system to convert the rotation motion of the servo motor into a linear motion, pressing the chosen button down.

By Lottie Fox-Jones

This installation, entitled 'I raised my hands' is intended to inspire activism. The viewer walks into the space, and raises their hand, which then activates 15 in inflatable arms to blow up all around them. The intention is to inspire people to be the rst to speak up about what is important to them, and they are invited to post a photograph of themselves in the space on Instagram using the hashtag #iraisedmyhands, and share an issue which they want to speak up about.

The project uses a force sensitive resistor attached to the Arduino, that when activated by someone pressing on it, will send a signal to the Arduino board to activate the fan. The fan is powered by mains electricity which is too high for the Arduino board to supply. The board is connected with signal wire to a relay module which in turn controls the fan.