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Electronic Shadow On Time Drop

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Naziha Mestaoui and Yacine Ait Kaci of Electronic Shadow took inspiration from the Olympic flag—specifically the intersection of the five rings representing each inhabited continent—to highlight the physical link between people of the world, as well as the figurative closeness that today's virtual networks enable.

The duo describe the motion-triggered installation as a hydraulic system that releases drops of water into a basin that's synched in real-time with projected visuals and sound. Depending on how fast a viewer is moving, a greater or lesser number of droplets will fall. Find out how the installation came into fruition and why the artists believe that "when technology is hidden, something magical happens" in the video above.

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