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Lights contacts
Interactive sound and light installation with body and skin from public
scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt

An interactive sound and light installation with body and skin from public

"Lights Contacts"
is an interactive artwork perceptible by two people and more. This sensory installation is tactile, luminous and sonorous. It proposes an original and interactive stagings of the spectators’ bodies. They are transformed into real sonorous human instruments. In a poetic way, we invite the spectator to question the perception of the other.

This artwork is composed of a small interactive shiny ball. A first person is invited to put his hand on the shiny ball. In contact with this object, his body turns sensitive and reactive to other living bodies. If the person remains alone, nothing happens, there is no reaction. He must invite another person to touch him. They must touch each other’s skin. For example, they can shake hands, caress or kiss each other. Each contact generates variable sounds. The various sonorous vibrations change with the proximity of the contacts and of the spectators.

We also present the installation with a structure for lights connected to spots lights RVB inside. Then each contact between the people interact with the color and the intensity of the lights.

With the artwork «Lights contacts» we want to design each presentation and light scenography according to the specificity and the size of the exhibition spaces.

«Lights Contacts» involves the spectators, and provokes intimate or funny situations. Couples kiss or make sonorous caress to each other, or unknown people touch their hands timidly, or many people play together... Many kind of reactions are possible. Depending on cultural areas, the contact with the other is different.

In this artwork, the bodies' energetic clouds (electrostatic energy) are musically felt. We propose a sensory experience with the other person’s body in order to animate what we cannot detect. In this situation, energetic contacts with other human bodies become sonorous. We want to provoke and to overturn degrees of proximity that we use in our relationships with known or unknown people.


Award :
- Award Visual arts and new technologies at Bains numériques international digital arts festival Enghien-les-Bains (FR)
- Award Lab30 Public's Choice Award
at Lab30 - Media Arts Festival - Augsburg (GERMANY)
- Award Qwartz Arts Nouveaux Médias during A-part, festival international d’art contemporain (FR)


Coproduction :
Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Scène conventionnée pour les écritures numériques : www.cda95.fr

 

Artwork Presentation(pdf)

More photos...




Put and keep the palm of the hand on the ball.




Inspire...Expire




Then, invite someone else to touch your body'skin

 




Each contacts generate sound and light variations.


T
his installation can be exhibite in 3 ways

   
1- Indoor version in the dark   2 - Indoor version in a lighting space   3 - Outdoor version

The lighting structure is not heavy, easy to hang, with differents sizes and can be show in different sizes of spaces.
When the lights comes, all the space is illuminate.
 
When the ceiling is too low or if the space can't be in the dark, the artwork is show without is lighting structure.
This version of the artwork is call «Contacts»
 
We have made this version for the public space. The lighting structure is incorporate to an autonomous base.




1- Indoor version in the dark
Lights Contacts - Festival Citysonics - Belgium



2 - Indoor version
Contacts - festival Les Urbaines - Switzerland


3 - Outdoor version
Lights Contacts - Festival Bains Numeriques #5 - France



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Exhibition places


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QUT - Queensland University of Technology's - Queensland (AUSTRALIA)
Creative Industries Precinct / the block : Speak to Me : Curator : Abigail Moncrieff, Jen Mizuik
07/04/2014 - 02/05/2014 : www.experimenta.org
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Musée Savoisien / Nuit des musées - Chambéry (FR)
17/05/2014 - 18/05/2014 : www.musee-savoisien.fr

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Art Karlsruhe - Contemporary Art Fair / Karlsruhe (GERMANY)
ZKM booth (ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe) : Curator : Peter Weibel

12/03/2014 - 16/03/2014 : www.zkm.de - www.art-karlsruhe.de
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Unpainted / media art fair - Munich (GERMANY)
17/01/2014 - 20/01/2014 : www.unpainted.net
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La Serre - espace d'exposition - St Etienne (FR)
15/01/2014 - 15/02/2014
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ISEA 2013
International Symposium on Electronic Art
- Sydney (AUSTRALIA)
Powerhouse Museum / Experimenta
Speak to Me / Curator : Abigail Moncrieff, Jen Mizuik
07/06/2013 - 21/08/2013 : www.isea2013.org

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Château de Suscinio / Rêverie Moderne - Sarzeau (FR)
27/09/2013 - 29/09/2013 : www.suscinio.info

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Alios et les territoires sonores - La-Teste-de-Buch (FR)
Bim! Bam! Boum! / Biennale d’art contemporain
20/09/2013 - 29/09/2013 :

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La Nuit de la Création - La-Motte-Servolex (FR)
05/10/2013 - 05/10/2013

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Musée La Briqueterie - Langueux-les-Grèves (FR)
14/06/2013 - 10/11/2013

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La Gaîté lyrique / Parizone@dream - Paris (FR)
01/06/2013 - 02/06/2013 : www.gaite-lyrique.net

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Château de Ratilly Centre d’art vivant - Treigny (FR)
24 mars - 17 juin 2013 : www.chateauderatilly.fr

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Experimenta 2012 - International Biennial of Media Art
RMIT Gallery - Melbourne (AUSTRALIA)

Speak to Me / Curator : Abigail Moncrieff, Jen Mizuik
14 sept - 17 nov 2012 : www.experimenta.org
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Daejeon Museum of Art - Daejeon (KOREA)
Energy : Curator : Minkyung Kim
19 sept - 18 nov 2012 : http://dmma.daejeon.go.kr
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Utsikten Kunstsenter - Kvinesdal (NORWAY)
04 oct - 18 nov 2012 : www.utsiktenkunstsenter.no
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Nocturne: Art at Night - Halifax (CANADA)
13 oct 2012 : www.nocturnehalifax.ca
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Eclat Nocturne - Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy (FR)
27 oct 2012
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Numusic festival - Stavanger (NORWAY)
27-29 sept 2012 : www.numusic.no
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Abbaye de l’Escaladieu - Horizons numériques - Bonnemazon (FR)
22-23 sept 2012
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Musée du château de Flers - Villeneuve-d'Ascq (FR)
15-16 sept 2012
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Noche de Luna Llena - Segovia (SPAIN)
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente
7 july 2012
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A-part, festival international d’art contemporain / Carrières de Lumières - Baux de Provence (FR)
«Lights Contacts» have the Award Qwartz Arts Nouveaux Médias / Sound in Process
5 july 2012 : www.festival-apart.com - http://qwartz.fr
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Le 106 / Scène de Musiques Actuelles - Rouen (FR)
09-10 june 2012 : www.le106.com
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FEW - Fête de l'Eau 2012 - Wattwiller (FR)
26 may - 10 june 2012 : www.fetedeleauwattwiller.org
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L'espinoa - Espace culturel - Baignes (FR)
23 mars - 20 avril 2012 : Exposition : www.espinoa.com

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La chapelle des Augustins - Poitiers (FR)
09 jan - 03 fev 2012 : Exhibition : http://chapelledesaugustins.crdp-poitiers.org

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Lab30 - Media Arts Festival- Augsburg (GERMANY)
«Lights Contacts» have the Award Lab30 Public's Choice Award
27-29 oct 2011 : Exhibition : www.lab30.de

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Festival accès(s) - Pau (FR)
06-09 oct 2011 : Exhibition : www.acces-s.org

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Le Labo - Centre d'arts médiatiques - Toronto (CANADA)
01-23 oct 2011 : Exhibition : www.lelabo.ca

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Scotiabank Nuit Blanche - Toronto (CANADA)
01 oct 2011 : Exhibition : www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca

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Nuit Blanche Metz - Metz (FR)
30 sept 2011 : Exhibition : www.n3b.fr

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La Nuit Défendue / Médiathèque Jacques Ellul - Pessac (FR)
30 sept 2011 : Exhibition

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Maison Folie hospice d'Havré - Tourcoing (FR)
17 sept - 16 oct 2011 : Exhibition

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ISEA 2011 - International Symposium Electronic Art - Istanbul (TURKEY)
14 sept - 07 oct 2011 : Exhibition : http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu

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Plektrum festival - Tallinn (ESTONIA)
Curator : Marge Paas
08 -18 sept 2011 : Exhibition : www.plektrumfestival.com
Soutien : Institut Français

 
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NAMOC - National Art Museum Of China - Beijing (CHINA)
TransLife - Triennial of Media Art
Curator : Zhang Ga
26 jully - 17 augst 2011 : Exhibition : www.mediartchina.org - www.namoc.org
Soutien : Ambassade de France en Chine

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Festival Les bouillants / Corpus numerica / Exhibition : www.bouillants.fr
7 - 30 June 2011 - 7 Bis
- Saint-Brieuc (FR)
9 April - 8 May 2011 - Volume - Vern-sur-Seiche (FR)
21 March - 8 April 2011 - Le diapason - Rennes (FR)

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Eyebeam - Art + Technology Center - New York (USA)
World Science Festival / "BioRhythm: Music and the Body"
02 juin - 06 aout 2011 : Exhibition : www.eyebeam.org - www.worldsciencefestival.com

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Fondation Claude Verdan - musée de la main - Lausanne (SWITZERLAND)
16 june 2011 - 29 april 2012 : Exhibition : www.verdan.ch

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Centre des Arts d' Enghien-les-Bains - Enghien-les-Bains (FR)
10-11 june 2011 - Exhibition : www.cda95.fr

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Déclics festival / L'Agora - Nanterre (FR)
26 April - 15 May 2011 : Exhibition : www.nanterre-multimedia.net

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Festival Les Pluriels - Rouen (FR)
30 March - 03 April 2011 : Exhibition : www.lespluriels.com

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Festival Electrochoc / Exhibition : www.lesabattoirs.fr
13 - 15 April 2011 - Millenium
- Isle-d'Abeau (FR)
7 - 12 April 2011 - Hotel de ville - Villefontaine (FR)
31 March - 6 April 2011 - Les Abattoirs - Bourgoin-Jallieu (FR)

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Festival Chemins numériques #4 / Corps numérique - Reims (FR)
Centre culturel Saint-Exupéry / Curator : Clementine Treu
29 Janv - 12 Fev 2011 : Exhibition : www.cheminsnumeriques-reims.com

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White Night Brighton - Brighton (UK)
Curator : Donna Close
30 Oct 2010 : Exhibition : www.whitenightnuitblanche.com

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Nuit Blanche Amiens - Amiens (FR)
Curator : Didier Ringalle
16 Oct 2010 : Exhibition : www.whitenightnuitblanche.com

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L'abbaye de Noirlac / Centre culturel de rencontre - Noirlac (FR)
The interactive universe from Scenocosme / Curator : Paul Fournier
"Contacts" + Akousmaflore + Kimapetra + SphèrAléas
18-19 Sept 2010 : Exhibition : www.abbayedenoirlac.fr

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FAD - Festival de Arte Digital - Belo Horizonte (BRASIL)
Curator : Henrique Roscoe, Tadeus Mucelli
02 Sept - 03 Oct 2010 : Exhibition : www.festivaldeartedigital.com.br

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INDAF - Incheon International Digital Art Festival - Songdo (KOREA)
Curator : Dooeun Choi
01-30 Sept 2010 : Exhibition : www.indaf.org

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Citysonics - Festival des arts sonores - Mons (BELGIUM)
Curator : Philippe Franck
27 Augst - 12 Sept 2010 : Exhibition : www.citysonics.be

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Science Gallery / Biorhythm : Music and the Body - Dublin (IRLAND)
2 July – 1 Oct 2010 : Exhibition : www.sciencegallery.com

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Bains Numeriques #5 / International digital arts festival - Enghien-les-Bains (FR)
«Lights Contacts» have the Award "visual arts and new technologies”

Jury : Eduardo Kac, Annick Bureaud, Ghislaine Boddington
12 - 19 Juin 2010 : Exposition : www.bainsnumeriques.fr

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Athens Video & Art Festival - Athens (GREECE)
Curator : Antonia Pilarinou
7-9 May 2010 : Exhibition : www.athensvideoartfestival.gr

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World Expo 2010 Shanghai
Pavillon Lille France / Temple Hong Miao
Shanghai (CHINA)

1 May - 15 Jully 2010 : Exhibition : www.expo2010.cn - www.lille3000.eu

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Médiathèque François-Mitterrand - Saintes (FR)
"Contacts" & Alsos* & Kimapetra & Ephemeral firmament
27 March 2010 : Exhibition

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Les Urbaines - emerging arts festivals - Lausanne (SWITZERLAND)
Arsenic - centre d'art scénique contemporain / Curator : Patrick de Rham
4-5-6 Dec 2009 : Exhibition : www.urbaines.ch

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