Development of three interactive artistic works:
a. CURIOUS REPLICAS: Tactile, smart-materials-based ‘voice identity shifting’/’vocal touch’ console for adults and families in festival environments. This work will be touring to the Sage Gateshead in 2018 for an extended run in their Norman Foster-designed lobby area.
b. WE WINK, WE WINK, OUR VOICES BLINK: Voice-responsive, vibrating, illuminated orbs for light festival environments. Partnerships with three key venues to do audience testing with large numbers. Producer partnership involved for touring. Final R&D version of Curious Replicas on exhibit, City Art Gallery/Civic Centre, Southampton 18 November – 9 December 2017; prototype of WE WINK shown at Light Up Lancaster November 2017. Commissioned showing of WE WINK by WE ARE THE FAIR, SOUTHAMPTON, 8-18 FEB 2018 with 121 000 visual interactions.
Please see www.tractandtouch.com/portfolio/curious-replicas/ and www.tractandtouch.com/portfolio/we-wink/
Further touring pencilled for 2018/9.
Collaborative team including sound and vibration engineer Peter Glynne-Jones of the Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton.