Lights contacts

Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt

Project date: June 2010

Call: Open Anti-Bodies

Description: "Lights Contacts" is an interactive artwork perceptible by two people or more. This sensory installation is tactile, luminous and sonorous. It proposes an original and interactive staging among 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 one. This artwork is composed by 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 gets 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 touch generates variable sounds. The various sonorous vibrations change with the proximity of contacts and spectators. «Lights Contacts» implicates 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. According to cultural areas, the contact with other people is different. In this artwork, the energetic clouds of bodies (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, to overturn degrees of proximity that we use in our relationships with known or unknown people.

Format: interactive installation

Genre: interactive installation

URL: http://www.scenocosme.com/contacts_installation_en.htm

Artist Bio:

Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt are two artists who work together as a duo with the name Scenocosme (www.scenocosme.com). They live in France.

They develop the concept of interactivity in their artworks by using multiple kind of expression : art, technology, sounds and architecture.
They mix art and digital technology in order to find substances of dreams, poetries, sensitivities and delicacies. They also explore invisible relationships with our environment: they can feel energetic variations of living beings. They design interactive artworks, and choreographic collective performances, where spectators share extraordinary sensory experiences.

Their artworks were presented in several contemporary art and digital art spaces.
Since 2004, they have exhibited their interactive installation artworks at ZKM Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (Germany), at Museum Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canada), at Villa Romana of (Firenze), at Bòlit / Centre d’Art Contemporani (Girona) and in many international biennals and festivals : Art Center Nabi / INDAF (Seoul), Experimenta (Australia), BIACS 3 / Biennial International of Contemporary Art of Seville (Spain), NAMOC / National Art Museum of China / TransLife / Triennial of Media Art (Beijing), C.O.D.E (Canada), Futuresonic (UK), WRO (Pologne), FAD (Brasil), ISEA / International Symposium on Electronic Art (Belfast & Istanbul), EXIT, VIA, Lille3000, Ososphere, Scopitone, Seconde nature (France)… during important events : World Expo (Shanghai), Nuits Blanches (Toronto, Brussels, Brighton, Amiens), Fête des lumières (Lyon)... and in various art centers : Kibla (Slovenia), KIM? (Latvia), Utsikten Kunstsenter (Norway), MONA (Australia), Watermans (UK), Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Carré des Jalles, Maison Salvan (France)....

Tags: energy, body, electrostatic, light, sound, interactive, installation


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