Lab101 has created a digital wall for the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. Visitors are invited to start their discovery by touching one of the selected pieces on display on the six screens at the museum entrance. Once a piece is touched, it becomes the centre piece. Then visitors are encouraged to draw squares around it on the screen.
An algorithm matches the size and shape of each square with the more than 1,000 works in its database. This computing happens in realtime, so matching art pieces can also be displayed in realtime. All the actions on the screen are recorded, and when the installation is not being activated a replay is shown of interactions from previous visitors.