The Bladder Puppets project experiments with motion induction using weight distribution. In this case liquids such as oil or water are transferred between the bladders. The bladders are formed of two sacks that are hanging down either side of a saddle. The bladder is balanced in such a way that it moves when liquid is transferred into a sack. With the bladders’ inside abutting directly to the saddle the bladder articulates with the saddle in the same way bones articulate with one another in an anatomical joint.
The puppets are able to slide their bladders on their saddles in order to express affection and other sympathies (for each other). But because their bladders are connected they become confused as liquids are transferred from one puppet bladder to another. From a minimal pairing of two the bladder puppets are unable to perform on their own but can theoretically be networked into a swarming ecology.
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