Wash Your Hands 2015

Interactive Sculpture

Wood, Resin, Arduino, Sensor, Light, Sound

*Special Thanks to Robert Drinkwater
for the coding.

Wash Your Hands is
an interactive fountain
without the actual water.

It started from my attempt of ‘touching’ the light with my hand. When viewers put their hands under the faucet, viewers start to hear the sound of the water flow, feel the white light lingering on their palm, but the water, which is the original source of the sensation, is absent.

It creates an unusual and whimsical moment by suggesting an absence of one sense. Mixing and reconfiguring the senses gives an opportunity to reappraise one’s sensory experiences.

Video sketch of washing hands with light

Idea sketch for experience and cross section sketch

Final installation

© Eunice Choi