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
o2o2 Is a kiwi company designing air-filtering masks for intensified urban environments where air quality is toxic to humans.
Cyrus Kabiru designs eyewear by upcycling tehno-trash.
Laetitia Sonami “Ladys glove”
These are gesture and touch sensitive wearable hand controls. The results of a gesture’s sound output are mutable so the relationships are often challenging to apprehend. With the hand becoming the instrument, rather than manipulating one through touch, they reveal quite minimal sensorimotor information. This gives a perplexing but also intriguing, ephemeral quality to the gesture and sound relationship, and reminds me of a wizard/witch casting spells.
Laurids Ortner, Günther Zamp Kelp and Klaus Pinter
“Environmental Crown of Virtue”— Head-piece by Moss Lipow using a transmission starter and exhaust manifold gasket.