Stigmata is a miraculous sample of Christ's passion. Many people have exhibited body marks, sores, or sensation of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ, such as the hands, wrists, and feet. Inspired by this imitation of penitence we've created the following interface and performance.
The central idea of Quintestigma is to hack someone's motor system. To do so, we've intersected the circuit of a medical device with a bunch of push buttons. Once a button is pressed, its corresponding muscle group receives transcutaneous electrical estimuli and contracts.
In São José do Campestre, a small town located in the Borborema Potiguar (Brazil), we've found volunteers to play with Joevan's body, our cheerful performer
Apparently, while Joevan was writhing, the others were having fun!
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(portuguese only, sorry)
INTERACTION CONCEPT AND HACKING
Jeane Freitas (physiotherapist)
Nicholas Bastus e Studart Tavares (technical support)
Babi Stizza (sound and lighting)
Rita Machado (video)
Casa de Cultura de São José do Campestre
Banco do Nordeste