08. 19. 2006
Ho Fatso: high tech sumo wrestling
What happens when you mix those sumo wrestling fat suits with arty digital media? The answer is Ho Fatso, a new interactive installation by artist Rania Ho. Made of rip-stop nylon, high powered leaf blowers, and motion detectors, Ho Fatso is comprised of inflatable fat suits corralled by an inflated wrestling ring. Participants gear up and get "fat," folds of air-pumped flesh jiggling whilst engaged in battle. As long as there is movement, the suits and ring stay puffed with air. However, without activity, everything deflates. Ho Fatso was most recently shown at ISEA 2006, but you never know, it may be coming soon to a venue near you.