‘The Hello Cube’ – inspired by the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, and in particular her artwork ‘The Passing Winter’ – was a digital installation shown at Tate Modern as part of the Infinite Kusama exhibition.
Infinite Kusama was a partnership project between Tate Collective, ReCreativeUK.com and the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project. The installation combined interactive software with a physical object in order to create a unique digital experience integrated with social media and physical interaction. It was developed as the world’s first ‘Twitterable Object’, with visitors interacting directly with the installation in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and beyond. Anyone could interact from anywhere in the world via Twitter and see the results of this – their own unique artwork – via a Twitter reply from the cube itself.
‘The Hello Cube’ development process was based on young people’s response to Yayoi Kusama as well as several members from the openFrameworks and wider development communities.