summaery2017: Projects

After you

Project information

submitted by

Wisanu Phu-Artdun


Jörgg, Brinkmann


Usula, Damm

Faculty / Section:
Art and Design

Degree programme:
Media Art and Design -Study programme Media Art und Design (MAD) (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Type of project presentation



Summer semester 2017

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Marienstraße 5

attractive to children

Project description online

Being a foreigner in my very first month here in Germany, I found it quite hard to get in a society. Although I tried to open up my self to others around me, I still felt like I was not belong to any of groups here. Moreover, I also had a felling of having noting in common and not connect to others.

One day I traveled by myself to Berlin. And experienced to a warmhearted situation which told me that people can connect to each other just by yawing.

After did a consulting session with my mentor, I came back to do some research about yawning contagious and found that some credible scientists said that it is a primitive social behaviour of human when we would like to share empathy and emotion to a group and yawning contagious can also pass across species as well.

To express this felling of my own, to show invisible chain that can connect people together and also to express my wonder that why can't people just connect to others so easily just like the yawning contagious does?
I would like to create an installation art containing 1 screen showing VDO looping of people and animal yawning with sound. It would be a close installation that allow one person visit at a time. And if a visiter happen to yawn after the VDO, they will get recorded and put into the VDO loop in order to continue the invisible chain which connect people by yawning.

Exhibition Location / Event Location