The Reaction Machine is an art installation created by Jonas Hielscher and Klaas Jan Mollema that “plays with the intimate field of tension between the people”. Video demonstration after the jump. Here’s how it works:

As soon as he starts to turn the handle the video recording of the other person starts to be played [1]. After watching the video, the visitor is asked to record himself [2]. If he now keeps turning the wheel, he will be recorded [3]. In the end of his recording his movie will be mirrored and the next visitor can watch and react on his recording [5]. In this way people can play with the machine, discover its function, react on each other, sometimes in a direct and expressive way

The Reaction Machine is an art installation created by Jonas Hielscher and Klaas Jan Mollema that “plays with the intimate field of tension between the people”. Video demonstration after the jump. Here’s how it works:

As soon as he starts to turn the handle the video recording of the other person starts to be played [1]. After watching the video, the visitor is asked to record himself [2]. If he now keeps turning the wheel, he will be recorded [3]. In the end of his recording his movie will be mirrored and the next visitor can watch and react on his recording [5]. In this way people can play with the machine, discover its function, react on each other, sometimes in a direct and expressive way