A series of white elastic strings streched across the interior of a container ship formed the aptly-named RESONATE INSTALLATION, a dazzling attraction Luminale 2012 in Frankfurt.
The work was unveiled at the festival’s opening party, where people could play with the strings and thus participate in the creation of an audiovisual performance. When handled, the pulled strings produce sounds and lighting effects, turning the room into a collective musical instrument.
Interactivity aside, the soft structure created within the rational and rigid container – which will become a theatre for other events after the festival – established a playful relationship between the installation and its surrounding shell.
With over 10000 visitors, this project was an very successful interdisciplinary collaboration between the Master students in the Spatial Communication program at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz and the Sound-Art Composition Master program at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
Photo credits: Martina Pipprich.