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Geheimenissen | Interactive sculpture

'Geheimenissen' (Dutch) or 'secrets' is an interactive sculpture with within its inner space an audio experience that is driven by advanced controlled sensors. The visitor is challenged by intuition to become part of a dynamic audio composition by moving his hands along the distance-sensitive sensors. After two seconds, a piece of music, an effect or a story will play.

The visitor can experience a different experience each time because of how the sensors behave. The audio system mixes the different files per sensor. The stories chosen for this installation were those 'live changing' eye-openers from people all over the area. Not the big stories you here every day in the news, but the small ones that touches us, inspire us and give us hope.

Scroll down for pictures, a video and concepts.
From an artistic point of view, i searched for a visual translation of modern wings. This is reflected in the line dynamics, the roundness of the material and the way in which the small and large wing hug each other, as it were. The visitor can open the larger wing and enter within the space. The installation intervenes with the public space by softly and brutally being present; the heavy (metal look) is in balance with the more subtle and lighter inner experience. The shape with its metal exterior is intriguing and is in itself a sculpture, and contrasts with the playful and intuitive experience within the space. The person visiting the installation will, through the intervention of the sculpture experience an inner movement and be connected to a broader perspective of life (and beyond). This is an important part of the interactive work i create. First concepts for the sculpture where made with a 3D render (in blender) and drawings from my Ipad Pro.
The sculpture was built in collaboration with metal artist Sjaak Klein Heerenbrink (Kustom Fire pits). The sensors and the computer system were developed by Jan Willem Kolkman, Paul van der Ham of (iGLOW) took care of the audio library and the final processing of all audio. And special thanks to Mariska van Beusichem.

~ The pictures showed here are taken at the 'Stadsfestival' in Zwolle, September 2022.

Interested in renting this interactive sculpture in order to allow people to come into contact with a reflective, interactive experience and art in an accessible way? Check out the website for more information.
Thank you for your attention. See and read more about my work on my website www.rubenbruggeling.com
Geheimenissen | Interactive sculpture
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