Les Tambours de Feu (The Drums of Fire) are a group who fuse percussion, costume and pyrotechnics into a street performance. Creating a sense of ritual with an emphasis on the visible physicality of the performance. The effect, on the audience, is hypnotic, and uniting.
Les Tambours de Feu // Debrau Beltzak. Image | James Henry
The group is a part of a Basque street-performance group called Deabrubeltzak
Cyrus Kabiru designs eyewear by upcycling tehno-trash.
NXI Gestatio’s environment sensing floating cube/projection screen
NXI Gestatio collaborated with Stellarc, creating a floating virtual Stellarc head that speaks.
Here is a history and detailed description of the SAILS project:
”A digital and mechanical module that fastens onto bridges and connects via retractable strings to a wearable suit creates a ‘human harp,’ a musical collaboration between the user and the bridge. The harpist moves in a sort of dance to pull the strings, creating the sounds, which are felt in real-time through vibrations on the bridge. The installation will travel to bridges around the globe, so pedestrians have a chance to try it out for themselves.
London-based artist Di Mainstone got the idea when looking at the Brooklyn Bridge during a residency in New York City, and seeing its similarity to the musical instrument. She envisioned a clip-on sound interface that would allow pedestrians to ‘play’ the bridge as if it were really a harp.
The modules on the device utilize magnets in acrylic bubbles to detect the angle of the ropes. The movements are processed using software packages to generate the sounds.”