Anatomical Body

Maflohé Passedouet, 2013

Interactive digital artwork 

Materials, techniques, processes: computer, big angle video projector, infrared camera

Dimensions: Projection, image of at least 3m base height

Themes: On a white background, black arrows are looking for a body to point at


Anatomical body is an interactive work by Maflohé Passedouet.

The artwork centres on a video projection of an image whose base is at least 3 m long. An infrared camera captures the movements of visitors, in order to orientate projected video elements in real time. On a white background, black arrows move around looking for a body at which to point. A visitor arrives: the arrows descend upon her, following her movements, positioning themselves to literally trace them.

When the visitor disappears, the arrows are set free and bounce off in all directions, then begin a new quest for solicitation.

If a second person arrives, the arrows react immediately, splitting themselves between the two silhouettes or choosing to follow only one of them. This allows visitors endlessly to play: inciting, provoking and observing the behaviour of the arrows.


Co-production by Mobilis-Immobilis, Fées d’Hiver and Blue Yeti. Maflohé Passedouet, the artistic director of Mobilis-Immobilis, coproduced this hybrid form with the Lab and arts centre Fées d’Hiver and the nteractive concept creator Blue Yeti, with co-creators and heads of the companies, Erik Lorré and Jean-Michel Couturier

Photo and video by: Maflohé Passedouet 

Voice over : Harry Long