Maneki Neko is an interactive installation which allows the participant to interact with the well-known asian waving cat (called manekineko). Ordinarily, the cat's arm waves back and forth continuously, however, in this case, movement is triggered by the participant. As soon a visitor begins to wave at the cat, the cat waves back. Simultaneously, a hidden camera makes a short video of the participant which is displayed on a monitor facing the street.
"Maneki Neko" playfully invites the participant to wave at the cat to elicit a reaction. In this regard, the installation ironically alludes to the rote and distant relationship between man and machine. At first glance, one thinks that the movement of the participant causes the cat to wave. However, could it be that the cat causes the participant to interact with it?

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