Pair of dancing costumes that highlight the awkward, intimate-yet-exposed nature of the slow dance. Performers wearing the costumes can interact with each other or audience members.
By placing hands on the hand prints (made from conductive fabric), the participant's body completes a circuit, triggering effects on the garment. As the couple dances, heart shaped indicators on the back of the costumes illuminate to highlight time spent together. The female costume includes an embedded speaker in a corsage, playing a song when triggered. The male costume's tie lights up and blinks. For stumbling dance steps, a light in the female's shoes is triggered when her toes are stepped upon.
LEDs, Conductive Fabric/Thread, Arduino, MP3 player, Speaker.
Created by Angela Sheehan in December 2006 @ Bennington College.