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 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
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 -
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
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)
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)
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