Fever (Harlequin Malaria)
Computer simulation, heating device, sensors, aluminum, cables
Fever is a series of works that generate, measure and display temperatures associated with specific fevers, body temperatures characteristic of specific illnesses. The temperature variations, modelled from the febrile patterns of actual diseases, are transmitted to the architecture of the exhibition space, measured back and displayed on a screen. Specific surfaces, for example columns, are heated while visible sensors display the temperature to the observer. The system self-regulates its own temperature as the climactic conditions of the space change.
The parenthetical part of the title names both a specific condition which may cause this temperature profile and the color in which the graph is shown on the display.