Simon Howden, Rewa Wright: All Hands


  • ©, Simon Howden and Rewa Wright, All Hands

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    All Hands

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    Screening/’Media Art’ Piece

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    When we wave at machines, do they also wave back? “All Hands” is a software assemblage that explores this question, arranging a human hand so that it co- emerges on screen with a machinic conspirator it must trace to activate a shifting topology of ambient sound and light. The participant sits in front of a screen showing a minimal real time environment: a fractionally shimmering curtain of light. As they raise their hands above the Leap Motion controller, a multitude of virtual hands appear on the screen, and the participant needs to use a meshwork of sensory skills (embodied reflexes, micromovements, vision, and proprioception) to track and disentangle.


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