Bernie creates interactive sculptural installations based on his studies in psychology and engineering. His projects have included a stone-age digital computer, a rainstorm of chaos and nostalgia, a phone booth-confessional communications network, and a simulation of the human heart as mechanical device.
“As visitors work together to animate the mechanisms, they create a theatre for themselves and each other. By encouraging participation, and touch the pieces coax visitors to engage their bodies as well as their minds. The way that pieces move and feel and sound as you rock them, pedal, crank and press against them applies the kinesthetic comprehension’s of childhood to the tasks of philosophy.”
Bernie collaborated with Learning Studio staff as part of the E-TARP residency program, and PIE Institute atelier series.