Creepy Art Installation - 80 Teddy Ruxpins Speak The Emotions Of The Web

Paul O'Flaherty

Called T,E.D. (Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction), this creepy “art installation” consists of 80 Teddy Ruxpins pinned to a wall like some sort of psycho Teddy Ruxpin fetish mural, where they recite the  emotional content of the Web.

Artists Sean Hathaway and Carlos Severe Marcelin explain:

TED is a large, wall-based installation consisting of an array of 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls that speak emotional content gathered from the web via synthetic speech with animated mouths. The speaking of the emotional content is accompanied by one of twenty-four musical vignettes that have been paired to the emotional content being spoken. Each vignette, representing one of twenty-four subtle variants of human emotion, have been composed in such a way that the beginnings and ends of the short pieces will seamlessly dogleg in any possible configuration and stream endlessly as a unified whole. The installation is allowed to drift about freely through the emotional landscape being driven only by those who are contributing content to the piece whether unwittingly or consciously. As such the overall presentation of the piece can vary greatly based on external conditions such as seasons, world events and even time of day.


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