But the actual question is:
How does the artwork perceive you?
Picaroon
novel experiences, interactive art, installations in public space

/Picaroon's Work

An interactive artwork is not a piece of art which is perfectly finished by the artist and immutably exposed to the public. It is a conversation, an ongoing process of perceiving and being perceived. It changes its meaning by being seen, it changes its form by being approached.

Picaroon creates interactive art since 2012. Their work has been exhibited at different events and in different countries, including the Ars Electronica Festival (2013, Linz - Austria), the AURORA light art festival (2015, Dallas - USA), the 3D Printshow (2014, London - England), the Glasgow Science Centre (2014, Glasgow - Scotland).

This autumn, their new installation is going to be revealed, which they've been working on the last two years – coming soon!

/About Picaroon

'Picaroon' is an archaic English word and means adventurer or pirate.


Picaroon is founded by Rebecca Gischel (Interaction Artist)and Sebastian Walter (3D Designer).
Depending on the nature of each project, friends from various disciplines join the adventure.

These are some Picaroons who worked together with us for previous projects:
Ronald Jenkees (American Composer, who worked with us on the music for Tangible Orchestra)
Theresa Zaremba (German Composer, who composed music for Global Sounds and Tangible Orchestra)
Franz Gischel (Electronics engineer who checks our installations on security and supports us with electronic insights)

Picaroons working on the current installation:

Supported by


  • FARE with sponsoring 40 high quality umbrellas for the next installation
  • Arts Trust Scotland with their art funding to support "artists of considerable talent to develop their skill, ideas and potential"
  • ideasTap Britain with a design fund to support ongoing ptojects of emerging artists
  • Edinburgh Napier University with an Inventor's Scholarship

Past Exhibitions


  • AURORA light art festival 2015 in Dallas (USA) (Global Sounds)
  • Ars Electronica Festival 2013 in Linz (AT)(Global Sounds)
  • London 3D Printshow 2014 in London (UK) (Tangible Orchestra)
  • Glasgow Science Centre 2014 in Glasagow (UK)(Tangible Orchestra)
  • Royal Mile Edinburgh 2014 in Edinburgh (UK)(Tangible Orchestra)
  • Grassmarket Edinburgh 2013 in Edinburgh (UK)(Global Sounds)
  • Stuttgart Town Square 2012 in Stuttgart (DE) (Leistungszeit)
  • Munich Town Square 2012 in Munich (DE) (Leistungszeit)
  • Zurich Town Square 2012 in Zurich (CH)(Leistungszeit)

/Press

  • Art and Seek – Video interview at the AURORA festival about Global Sounds (23.10.2015)
  • Paperlyte Films – A video of AURORA 2015, including Picaroon's Global Sounds (06.11.2015)
  • culturemap – Dallas Aurora 2015: 13 must-see moments at transformative Dallas Arts District experience (14.10.2015)
  • Dallas AURORA – Picaroon as part of the AURORA 2015 in Dallas (27.09.2015)
  • DISRUPTIVE – Where music and art meet 3D printing: Tangible Orchestra (29.07.2015)
  • O2 Business Blog – 3D Print Show (29.09.2014)
  • Livegreen Blog – Picaroon and The Tangible Orchestra. Sound and space. (28.08.2014)
  • 3D Printing Industry – Picaroon’s 3DPrintShow Art Nomination. (29.08.2014)
  • Omnicom Media Group – Interactive Art Intrigues and Perplexes Passersby (06.07.2014)
  • Architizer – An Interactive 3D Orchestra Is Everything You Wished Dance Dance Revolution Was and More (29.07.2014)
  • O2 Business – Picaroon gave an interview for O2 Business at the 3D Printshow London. (07.09.2014)
  • Media Architecture Institute – Tangible Orchestra – Walking through the music (03.06.2014)
  • 3DRUCK.COM (German) – Picaroon: Interaktive Kunst aus dem 3D-Drucker (21.05.2014)
  • Interactive Design Institute – Article and interview about Picaroon and the Tangible Orchestra at Edinburgh's Interactive Design Institute (10.05.2014)
  • Arduino Blog – A Tangible Orchestra one can walk through and play with others 23.05.2014)
  • Laughing Squid – Tangible Orchestra, A Proximity Sensing Music Installation (21.05.2014)
  • Digitalarti – Article by Digitalarti: Tangible Orchestra, light and sound playground (14.05.2014)
  • Protein – An Article about Tangible Orchestra by Protein (08.05.2014)
  • Socrates (greek) “Tangible Orchestra” –  Μια ορχήστρα από μουσικούς Κυλίνδρους - Μουσική εγκατάσταση από τους Picaroon (20.05.2014)
  • Ars Electronica Blog – Picarøøn presented their project Global Sounds at Ars Electronica Festival 2013 in Linz (AT). In the Ars Electronica Blog, the artist Rebecca Gischel has written about their inspiration, projects and ideas behind them. (12.08.2013)
  • Pheripheral ARTeries – An interview of Picaroon of the Art Magazine Pheripheral ARTeries in their December Issue (17.12.2013)
  • Frukt: 5 innovative music installations – FRUKT writes about the Art of Sound and presents 5 innovative music installations, including Voice Array, an installation of the internationally known artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as well as Picarøøn's installation Global Sounds. (07.05.2013)
  • Arduino Blog – Arduino, manufacturer of the electronic boards Picarøøn uses for their installations, presents Global Sounds on their Blog. (29.05.2013)
  • Protein – Protein is an inspiration platform that keeps up-to-date on the latest global trends, behaviours and thinking. In May 2013 they showcased Global Sounds. (May 2013)
  • – Concept Cupboard – Concept Cupboard writes about writes about their favorite art installations. (13.08.2013)
  • The Edinburgh Reporter – When exhibited the first time in Edinburgh, Global Sounds was spotted by the Edinburgh Reporter. (24.04.2013)

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