Lights Contacts

Source: scenocosme

Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt - Scenocosme

Lights Contacts , ongoing
Co-workers & Funding
Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt
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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 where spectators’bodies are transformed into real sonorous human instruments. In a poetic way, Scenocosme invite the spectator to question the perception of the other.

A first person is invited to put his hand on a small shiny ball. In contact with it, his body turns sensitive and reactive to other living bodies. If the person remains alone, nothing happens, there is no reaction. They must touch each other’s skin. Each touch generates variable sounds and lights which evolve according to the proximity of contacts and spectators.

In this intimist artwork, the energetic clouds of bodies (electrostatic energy) are musically felt. Scenocosme artists 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. They want to provoke, to overturn degrees of proximity that we use in our relationships with known or unknown people.

The space of the work is cover with light. It allows to draw an intimist space of interactions. Each physical contact between spectators generates a sound with a light color which vary according to intensities of bodies’ electrostatic energy. When nobody interacts, sounds and lights switch off. The only small spot light the shiny ball.

«Lights Contacts» has received several awards: :
- Award Visual arts and new technologies / Bains numériques #5 - Festival international des arts numériques (Fr)
- Award Lab30 Public’s Choice Award / Lab30 - Media Arts Festival - Augsburg (Germany)
- Award Qwartz Arts Nouveaux Médias / Qwartz Paris / A-part, festival international d’art contemporain (Fr)

Collection : ZKM - Museum of Contemporary Art collection - Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • aesthetics
    • immersive
    • multi-user
    • polysensory
    • virtual
  • genres
    • installations
      • interactive installations
    • sound art
      • sound installations
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • neuroscience
    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • projections
    • Body and Psychology
      • bodies (animal components)
      • emotion
      • humans
      • perception
      • posthuman
      • senses
    • Society and Culture
      • otherness
Technology & Material
LED RGB Lights
audio system
Installation Requirements / Space
Size : 3.5 x 3.5 x 4 m
Sensitive device
Exhibitions & Events