interactive installation (human bodies, interactive and digital device, wood, light structure)
Scenocosme (Gregory Lasserre — Anais met den Ancxt)
“Lights Contacts” is an interactive artwork perceptible by two people or more. This sensory installation is tactile and sonorous. It proposes an original and interactive staging among spectators’ bodies. They are transformed into real sonorous human instruments. In a poetic way, we invite the spectator to question the perception of the other one.
This artwork is composed by a small interactive shiny ball. A first person is invited to put his hand on it. In contact with this shiny ball, his body gets sensitive and reactive to other living bodies. If the person remains alone, nothing happens, there is no reaction. He must invite another person to touch him. They must touch each other’s skin. Each touch generates variable sounds and lights which evolve according to the proximity of contacts and spectators.
In this intimist artwork, the energetic clouds of bodies (electrostatic energy) are musically felt. Scenocosme artists propose a sensory experience with the other person’s body in order to animate what we cannot detect. In this situation, energetic contacts with other human bodies become sonorous. They want to provoke, to overturn degrees of proximity that we use in our relationships with known or unknown people.
Award “visual arts and new technologies” Festival Bains Numeriques #5
Support by “Centre des Arts d’Enghien-les-Bains, Scène conventionnée pour les écritures numériques”
Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt are two artists who work together as a duo with the name Scenocosme.
They use interactive art, music and architecture. With multiple forms of expression, they invite spectators to be in the centre of musical or choreographic collective performances. They also explore invisible relationships with our environment: they can feel energetic variations of living beings, and they design interactive stagings where spectators share sensory and amazing experiences.
They have exhibited their interactive installation artworks at ZKM (Germany), Villa Romana of Firenze (Italy), Museum Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canada) and in many international biennals and festivals : BIACS3 – Biennale of contemporary art in Sevilla (Spain), INDAF (Korea), Experimenta (Australia), C.O.D.E (Canada), ISEA (Belfast), Futuresonic (UK), WRO (Poland), FAD (Brasil), Citysonics (Belgium), Ososphere, EXIT, VIA, Scopitone, Seconde-nature (France), in various art centers : Kibla (Slovenia), Utsikten Kunstsenter (Norway), Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains (France)…