Dopamine Dance is the title of an interactive installation by artist Arran Gregory. Hosted in his studio space in central London, the work features a large, black mirror cat’s head suspended and rotating above an army of smaller 3D printed ‘GeoNeko’ (the artist’s adaptation of the familiar Maneki Neko, or ‘beckoning’ cat).
The glaring of cats are wired up and connected to social media (Instagram: @geo.neko), consequently inviting the viewer to ‘follow’, ‘like’ or ‘comment’ on the characters own instagram page, triggering a mechanically unified wave amongst all of the cats in real life.
The work aims to offer perspective towards the social behaviour and relationships we share with technology, inviting us to consider and question this balance as it’s role increasingly advances, shapes and evolves our identity.
Dopamine Dance will be on display in the Arran's studio until January 24th, 2019 and is viewable by invite or appointment only. For enquiries or further information please contact email@example.com / arrangregory.com