Remote Furniture

Noriyuki Fujimura

Remote Furniture , ongoing
Co-workers & Funding
channel/artec/arts council/BN1/lighthouse media centre and later on tour British Council (Berlin)
  • Identity
    250 × 167
Two rocking chairs are installed on the floor facing each other.The audience sees no interactions between chairs. The interaction is triggered when two people from the audience sit in the chairs and rock.

Each chair has a sensor and motor.These devices enable mutual interaction between the chairs. They allow one to feel the other's rocking action. The aim of "Remote Furniture," then, is to create direct and tactile touch.

I arrived at the idea by first considering the meaning of talking. Secondly, I wondered what kind of environment supports it and what kind of rules are behind it. In "Remote Furniture," two chairs facing each other represent the environment, and the type of interaction represents the rules of talking.

  • aesthetics
    • installation-based
    • interactive
    • navigable
    • tactile
  • genres
    • installations
      • interactive installations
  • subjects
    • Body and Psychology
      • movement
      • perception
      • self awareness
    • Nature and Environment
      • environment
Technology & Material
Exhibitions & Events