A hungry Andean cat travels to the coast to fish, unaware that he has some special followers. “Track-track: Let’s follow the cat!” is a micro puppet show for children where the spectator’s biometric data animates elements of the scenography. While seeing the show inside a box through a peephole, the kid activates sensors that take the data to make the stars shine, blow the wind, and move the waves. Taking the format of the Brasilian Lambe Lambe theater, this project aims to explore children’s new digital environment and the concerns around biometric data and the notion of privacy. This interactive puppet show investigates how children recognize themselves as a data source and perceive their own digital data as a resource.

Maria Esperanza (AT), Sasaki Otani (AT)
Peruvian Japanese visual artist devoted to Chinese black ink tradition and animation. She pursued studies at the Purple Cloud Calligraphy Association 紫雲 in Tokyo, holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences at Lima University, and a master of Arts degree at the Institut of Media’s Interface Cultures master program at the Linz University of Arts, Austria. Her work explores scale and dimension, the material nature of water, the behavior of light, and how these elements can create new landscapes and atmospheres for multidisciplinary performances.