Performance art group Quimera Rosa plays each other like musical instruments #WearableWednesday
Make has a post up about performance art group Quimera Rosa and their unique wearable devices.
The performance art group Quimera Rosa has created devices that allow performers to play one another like musical instruments. They use these musical inventions to explore the cybernetic relationships between human bodies and technology.
As stated on their website, “We are specially interested in the articulations between art, science, and technology, and their function in the production of subjectivities.” (Note: Some material on their site has adult themes.)
Quimera Rosa uses their unique devices to connect performers with prosthetics, cyber tech, touch, and sound. In an effort to combine touching and technology, they have built two unique creations; the BodyNoiseAMP and the Friction Synth. These devices allow the performers to unite the spaces between art and science.
The BodyNoiseAmp translates touch into sound. It’s essentially a simple circuit running through a performer’s body and amplifies sound manipulated through the touch of another performer. Quimera based its design on the LM386 chip and has explained its development at more than 20 workshops in Spain, Germany, France, Canada, Switzerland, and Belgium.
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