Sonic Motion is based on a fascinating discovery related to electrical conductance through the human body. Material exploration led to the discovery that bamboo is an efficient material to transmit current. This exploration of electrical fields and embodied experience led to the design of a bamboo climbing frame. The bamboo structure acts as an antenna, which detects human body movement. By mapping movements into sound, a sonic play system is created. As people interact with the structure through jumping, climbing or moving a live record of movement is created and output as an instant sonic feedback.
collaboration with Meret Vollenweider, Christian Ferrara and Kyungmin Han
photos by Rebecca Pierce
with thanks to dancers Reece McMahon and Lottie Chivers and costume designer Eleanor Bull