sonic motion translates visitors movements into ambient soundtrack
sonic motion translates visitors movements into ambient soundtrack sonic motion translates visitors movements into ambient soundtrack
jun 30, 2015
sonic motion translates visitors movements into ambient soundtrack


sonic motion translates visitors movements into ambient soundtrack
all images courtesy of meret vollenweider, clea jentsch, kyungmin han, christian ferrara 

 

 

 

‘sonic motion’ is an interactive installation of bamboo, rope, and electronics, created by clea jentsch, meret vollenweider, kyungmin han, and christian ferrara. the project was made to participate in soundobject, a collaborative show between students in the experience design and design products programs at RCA, and home sound company sonos. ‘sonic motion’ uses its bamboo structure — and accompanying software — to transmit sound via movement. as people jump, climb, or move through the installation, the bamboo works collectively as an antenna to create a live record of activity, and provide instant sonic feedback.


‘sonic motion’ reacts to human movements with sound

 


video courtesy of clea jentsch


dancers performing with the structure

sonic motion installation jentsch vollenweider han ferrara designboom
sounds are generated when moving around the installation


‘sonic motion’ at ugly duck gallery in london, UK  

sonic motion installation jentsch vollenweider han ferrara designboom
participants can interact, regardless of their age 

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visitors experimenting with movements and sounds 


the primary materials are bamboo and rope 

sonic motion installation jentsch vollenweider han ferrara designboom
at ‘sound object’ exhibiton in london 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: nick brink | designboom 

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