Self Examination (No. 23 - Reacting to others),
Acrylic, aluminium, LCD screen, Arduino's, paper, ink, sweat.
I fabricated a machine that reacts live to my emotional arousal level by measuring the amount of sweat secretion from my sweat glands. With this machine I do drawing sessions of numerous activities, mundane ones, while reading a book, having sex and in this case during a performance of the exhibition opening. During this performance I invited people to sit in front of me for a minute, while I was attached to a GSR sensor. The data of my sweat levels were generated to a moving pencil, moving up when sweating more, moving down when sweating less. The visitor could see my inner reaction being drawn real-time. I did this for three hours and made 30 drawings of my reaction to 30 different people.