An audience member’s motion through exhibit space triggers sounds and creates an artistic experience that provides an alternative understanding of being present and existing as a moving, hearing body in the gallery. This is facilitated through a program the artist coded. The program takes real-time motion data detected by an overhead web-camera and translated the motion data into controls for sound playback.
A demonstration of what happens when a visitor enters Motion: Connecting Body with Sound, Position, and Shadow (Demo) by Katarina Hoeger hosted on Vimeo.
Visitors walked through the gallery space together to explore the work.
An individual visitor moved her body in ways that explore the constraints of the experience. This sort of action was typical of visitors.
Motion: Connecting Body with Sound and Position is the practical component of Katarina Hoeger’s MFA Thesis project.