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Ascending/Descending, 2013

In Ascending/Descending, a sandblasted acrylic sheet covers a standard-sized doorway to act as a projection screen for a responsive video. A rear projector displays on the doorway the life-size image of an elevator door. In front of the screen lies a custom-built pressure sensor designed to detect when a user stands in front of the screen. The elevator door in the projected image responds to a viewer’s presence by opening when the sensor is triggered.


  • Haptic sensor response
  • Java program
  • Loop function

Materials & dimensions:

  • Custom-built sensor
  • Plexiglas projection screen
  • Arduino microcontroller
  • PC
  • Projector
  • Variable Dimensions


  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Halifax, NS, Canada – 2013
  • Nocturne, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Canada – 2013