© 2018 by Kyungmin Han

Sonic Motion

Interactive Structure installation

Sonic Motion is an interactive structure that generates sounds from human touch and movement. The team made a fascinating discovery related to electrical conductance through the human body. This exploration of electrical fields and embodied experience led to the design of a climbing frame. By passing a signal through the structure, and assigning a rising pitch sound to connections, a sound play system is created. As people touch the structure and climb on it, the sound is modulated by how different bodies conduct electricity. The result is an instant sonic feedback on body movement and position. Moving and climbing comes out as a sound map, a live record of movement.