Aletide Interactive Swing


Fabio Giampietro, Ilaria Vergani Bassi, Paolo Di Giacomo

Interactive Award

Aletide is an audiovisual interactive installation, a project started in 2013 by artist Fabio Giampietro, new media artists Ilaria Vergani Bassi and Paolo Di Giacomo. Sound design by composer Alessandro Branca. This constantly evolving artwork is the combination of different techniques ranging from the digitization of pictorial stroke to virtual reality and new media art.

Aletide is an interactive swing resembling memorable human experiences. The installation mimics the childhood experience of a park swing, combined with an uncanny perception of virtual concreteness. The digital and analog hardwares generate sounds and images that are progressively captivating and vertiginous, while the human is swaying into increasingly large oscillations. It is a subjective trip inducing vertigo.




Girl Swinging on Aletide in Toronto
Testing of the first version of the interactive swing
Structure Top View of the interactive swing

Hardware and Software Used:

Max Cycling '74, Arduino, Digital Accelerometer, Ableton Live 

Aletide teaser 2014