Hand From Above / Chris O’Shea (2009)

New commission Hand From Above encouraged us to question our normal routine, when we often find ourselves rushing from one destination to another. Inspired by Land of the Giants and Goliath, Chris O’Shea reminded us of mythical stories by mischievously unleashing a giant hand from the BBC Big Screen. Passers-by were playfully transformed. What if humans weren’t on top of the food chain? We certainly found out!

O’Shea is a British artist and designer, using technology to make the unimaginable come to life, whilst inventing new approaches that explore play, human behaviour and engagement through interaction design and the visual arts. O’Shea’s works and collaborations have been commissioned by the BBC, Barbican, FACT, Design Museum London and Science Gallery Dublin, and shown by British Council Japan, MoMA and Kinetica Art Fair.