Ciaran Frame

composer/media artist/sound designer

Composer, Media Artist, Sound Designer


Treehugger is an interactive installation based on the act of a simple hug of a tree. Every hug produces a unique unique fingerprint of light and sound, linked to the user through the unique characteristics of each hug. The tree becomes an interactive installation that delivers a vibrant audiovisual display, bringing together different forms of software and hardware, along with the individual control of over 5000 LED pixels.

More information surrounding the methodology and creation of Treehugger can be found here.

Treehugger was created for Vivid Sydney 2016 and commissioned by Destination NSW. It was displayed as part of Vivid Light Walk from 27/05/16 to 18/06/16.


Have you ever wanted to really connect with a tree? Now you can with Treehugger at Vivid Sydney. An awesome installation delivers a unique audiovisual display with every loving embrace, all powered by Intel Edison boards. #IntelatVivid

Posted by Intel on Tuesday, 31 May 2016