From ande (en. spirit) + tag (en. take).
breath, an inhalation and exhalation of air from the lungs.
Andetag is a visual manifestation of a deep breath, inviting people around the world to breathe in unison. The artworks are sculpted from custom woven textiles, animated with light to illustrate the flow of air through the lungs.
The animation allows the viewer to synchronize their breath with the artwork. Every piece is synchronized via the internet to every other, a global rhythm, gathering the world in one collective breath.
Malin Tadaa’s unique textile art emanate colors in hypnotizing patterns, leading the viewer to unconsciously connect their bodies with the art. The rhythm and flow of the breath is created from a recording of the artist’s own breathing. It changes slowly over time, using an algorithm based on the motions of the solar system, constantly changing, never repeating.
Technology and media: Optical fiber fabric, made with a cotton warp and optical fiber, cotton, chenille and shrinking yarn in the weft. WS2812 addressable RGB LED pixels. ESP32 microcomputer.