I presented this exhibition in Reykjavik in June 2013, and it consisted of two different
installations, both engaging with sound’s impact in multiple ways, so that people could both feel and create music, by hearing, touching and seeing the sound.
I tried to demonstrate the power of our senses when they interact together and are “triggered” simultaneously. I was interested in questions of how sight can enhance hearing, or also disturb our balance in perceiving a multimedia-based bodily experience.
The main part, and first to be seen, when entering the exhibition, was an installation consisting of four wooden stands and white threads of icelandic wool, where light was projected in a way to create a visual translation of the music and emphasize the sound experience.
The second part was a small room where people were invited to create their own „music piece“ by merely using their body. In touching wires, that were hanging from the ceiling, and by walking and dancing bare foot in this room, temporarily closed electric circuits start single samples of music, all based on the random performing of the visitors. Additionally each sound was connected to multi-colored light impulses, projected on large, flaglike pieces of transparent fabrics, that were also hanging from above.
The main piece was black and white, with thin rays of light choreographed to a soundtrack.
The other was a very colorful instrument where the visitors made their own piece of music, presented on large pieces of fabric.
The two installations and their structures were arranged quite differently, but were also strongly connected by using the same voices and sounds.
The aim was to show this link between our different senses.
Thanks to Saleta Losada, Chloé Curé, Adeline Seneclauze and Johannes Mandorfer for the help !