After the Q&D I realized that I have to change the way we look at the rats.Here is a sketch that describes the installation’s narrative.
I lifted the arena from the ground, in that way you have to crawl underneath in order to see what is inside. I imagine it higher so people can stand and adjust their position.
This is how it looks from underneath.
I tested a possible interaction that will attract people to go inside. The idea is that there will be two cameras, one tracking the rat’s movement and one that will capture the person’s face. The rat will slowly reveal the portrait.
This is the final image that the rats are drawing.