REFLEXION – In Sync / Out of Sync – Installation & Performance

REFLEXION In Sync / Out of Sync is a real-time light and sound installation consisting of electroluminescent (EL) wires and octophonic (8.2) sound. The main concept is based on research showing that our heartbeats can be synchronised by deepening the perception of others.

Two visitors are invited to sit in front of each other surrounded by a light structure made of EL wires. This light structure is steered by their heartbeats measured with finger pulse sensor.

When the two participants do not share the same frequency of their heartbeats, the installation is in an Out-of Sync state and the sound becomes dissonant; when their heart frequency are synchronised, the installation reacts in an In-Sync state, with agreeable and non-dissonant sound in the octophonic soundscape.

This installation has been made possible thanks to the support of Innogy Stiftung and ON Neue Musik Köln supported by the City of Cologne.


Premiere of the Performance Version
26 October 2019 Kunststation Sankt Peter Köln

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