‘Armonie’ presents a body of sonic works contingent to the audience’s participation and highlighting new ways of communicating beyond sight or human touch. The installation aims at encouraging alternative ways of listening to one another by finding a rhythmic balance between the two participants. Given the unprecedented times this work was conceived in, we wanted to speculate on a future of human relationships that would focus more on a positive aftermath, based on the output each and everyone of us is willing to provide.
The two joined handpans forming a mutual alcove enable the users to generate sounds whilst creating an intimate connection and shielding from the outside world, yet sharing their ‘Armonie’ with it.
Reconnecting to ... (2020)
‘Reconnecting To...’ aims at bringing awareness to the impact social media has on our daily lives and how this impact is negatively translated in a loss of individualism and the absence of a support system other than the one found via the use of technology. Social media has an important role in building communities and networks. However this aspect of social media should also be found offline. A crossover should exist between online and physical communities and help develop more face-to face contacts. This is when individualism comes to play in a collaborative manner as we should welcome an inclination towards individual or altruistic benefits for others.
It is about creating a moment in time in which awareness to the accelerated use of social media is brought by via an interactive art piece in which potentially unintended and transformative activities can take place whether it be in presence of the installation or afterwards.
This project started from the re-experiencing of London and its underground network, following an imaginary tube line, the “T Line”. Considering the noise pollution generated by the tube, and the anxiety or distress that it can generate to daily commuters, we felt the need to address it through an interactive sculpture. From the protocols of Grocke and Wigram on receptive sound therapy and its beneficial applications, we wanted to repurpose those disturbing noises and generate a soothing track.
The project’s name itself had a pivotal meaning: in Latin the word transeo means, in fact, to pass through. Inspired by The Public Toilet Map of London, we envisioned a pipe-like structure that, similarly to a toilet’s water cycle, would take away the unpleasantness and give it back in a more enjoyable format, tackling mild anxiety and stress in urban environments while promoting open-mindedness. 'Transeo' also wanted to show how we sometimes assess things as firmly bad while, by changing them or our perception of them, we could have a completely different experience. Often it’s just a matter of perspective.