An exploration of yawning focusing on the idea of “unconscious trigger communication”.


This piece is interactive and based on the reaction of the audience participant who, when watching a

video of someone yawning, would yawn in response creating a loop. In the piece one participant at a time placed themselves in front of the computer looking at a video loop of someone yawning.

When the participant yawned the program, which recognized the viewer's facial action, would record their yawn and send it to the loop, creating a montage of the participating 'yawners'.


Developed with the programme for visual interaction MAX MSP.