space-time association





interactive sound installation

The sensation of bodies looming overhead, bigger and more active than strings and rubber-and-air balloons alone, an unseen landscape, vortex of resonators of unknown material. Grab on with Skyhooks, drag on the texture of the upside-down. Skyscape revealed, the handle clutched in your fist rubs against the invisible, and the rhythms of your feet are translated into movement through the air, orchestrated into the physics of levitating forms, surfaces, structures.

The balloon is your instrument. It is excited and guided by the secret bodies it lights upon. Body as balloon as interface, exciting invisible shapes overhead (and other balloons), heard (through the physically-modelled sounds of of balloon-form interactions), felt (from haptic feedback supplied by the balloon's handle), seen, and worn.

At Festival Happy New Ears, Kortrijk, Belgium. Sept 23 - Oct 8, 2006.

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Installation Schouwburgplein, Kortrijk

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