Stones is an interactive artwork through which people generate and control light, images and sound on a building by touching, indeed, stones.
As stones are the main composition of the building, it makes users feel they’re interacting with a part of it, increasing the suggestive and magic feeling of interaction. The warm touch on an element of nature makes people forget about the cold technology allowing them to focus more on the experience itself and on the dialogue they can establish with their canvas.A composed generative soundtrack, created by the artist Mathieu Bosi, that constantly changes and evolves, raises through a crescendo that moves in symphony with the spirituality of the Cathedral. Through the stone controller we built, users are able to control an interactive live soundtrack mixing / morphing engine, composed to loop multiple ambient soundscapes based on numerous interchangeable layers. For the real-time visual development, we used Notch VFX and D3 Softwares.
In our time, where all is fast and complex, we wanted to create strong memories in the head of those who passed through this installation and encourage them to stop and start to interact with everything, in a simple and collaborative way.
Durham Lumiere FestivalProduced by ArtichokeAn installation by TigrelabSound Artist: Mathieu Bossi