‘Kontaktstation’ is an interactive media-installation that translates the intensity of body and skin contact, allowing for up to five people to create harmonized, rhythmic music through touch. The work is shown at Kinetica Museum in London from the 18th May to 29th June.
The main focus of the work is the invitation to make skin-to-skin contact, and discover that a variety of contact points produce different sounds. Skin contact beyond hand shaking is presented in the context of privacy and intimacy: permission is required to touch another person. The work explores our fear of contact. The kinetic energy of the installation is transferred to the user and is therefore the contrary of a system immanent principle, producing instead: a system transcendent kinetic object.
The piece is shown (together with another work of mine – kII 2.1) at Kinetica Museum in London, UK (Old Spitalfields Market).
The following video was taken from Lisa Devaney at the beginning of the launch party. A big thanks goes to body > data > space who did a wonderful performance demonstrating how the piece works.
· Cybersonica SOUNDWAVES at Kinetica Museum, Old Spitalfields Market, London 18th May to 29th June 2007, opened from Wednesday to Sunday, Entry is free