Bibbly, Bobbly

interactive digital installation, 2012
software program written by the artist, computer, projector, webcam, speakers

Bibbly Bobbly is a comical satire on the ongoing global financial crisis. This artist software tracks the movement the viewer makes within the view of the camera. A blue birdy in the style of the Twitter logo flies around the screen following the motion of the viewer. Numerous bobbles carrying colorful logos of more than 400 failed banks flow upwards slowly from the bottom toward the top of the screen. When birdy collides and with these bobbles, they burst easily and the name as well as the closing date of these failed banks will drop like hot bricks. The astronomical number sets at the center of the screen rise at a furious pace after each pop. It is a symbol of how the scope of the financial crisis is completely beyond the understanding of laymen.