The Metapong serie is an attempt to transgress the playing mechanics of the ping-pong game by creating a hybridization between the inert table of sport and mechanical systems specific to the world of factories and work. So the Metapong series is a kind of social laboratory where we analyze what changes in the behavior of the player when we animate or give a beahavior to some part of the game. Metapong XP1 is a ping-pong table lay on four automated air car maintenance jacks which change the orientation of the table during the game. The table move with a sort of animal behavior by arching or making rocking movements.
Created in collaboration with Manuel Braun. Technical devlopment Thomas Demmer