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Interactive Light and Sound Installation Plays Like a Guitar

Resonate, an interactive sound and light installation, entertained audiences in Frankfurt, Germany at the opening party for this year's biennial festival of lighting culture known as Luminale 2012. The responsive structure is the combined efforts of students studying master programs – “Interior Design – Spatial Communication” and “Sound Art – Composition” at University of Applied Sciences Mainz and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, respectively. Using digital LED light and sound, the collaborative piece allows visitors to interactively transform the sculptural light installation into performance art.

The audiovisual project presents an intertwining stretch of white elastic strings forming morphed cylinders that seem to mimic cooling towers in an alternate, digital universe. The complex string structure illuminates in the dark and reacts audibly when plucked, similar to a musical instrument. Like a wildly responsive rave, Resonate playfully invites spectators to do more than simply observe. This is one exhibit that doesn't have a “Do Not Touch” sign.

Photo credits: Thomas Wolf, Martina Pipprich
Resonate website
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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