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The Instrument is a textile interface for movement. An open source hardware that has open purpose and usage, being able to be freely folded, twisted, tightened and manipulated in various contexts to generate real time digital data of its movement.
The current setup of the interface has a single Lilypad Arduino, 5 Lilypad Accelerometers, one Xbee Module, and a Lipo battery sewed altogether manually with conductive thread. The interface was originally created to be part of the interactive installation of Nama, however through the online documentation and open software created it is possible to adapt the interface’s setup to multiple other contexts.
“A fragment of life, reminiscences of places, people, past and present, exchanged words, an atmosphere of smells, colors, tastes, sounds: a fragile tissue that tends to dematerialize if we get too close and whose consistency is only fluidness itself”.*
Nama is a compositional experience that works with the synesthetic perception of movement. In an interactive installation, the manipulation of a hybrid textile interface generates digital audiovisual feedback in real time. It seeks ways to sensitize through liquidness an unique creative pulse, aiming to bring to surface the own subjective feelings of whoever access it.
(*) – Excerpt from Anne Cauquelin, “Frequentar os Incorporais”.