chair de poule [2003]

...(“goosebumps” in English) is a telerobotic work which incorporates a book interface covered with a grid of pins to trap dust and provide a surface for sonic manipulation.

The book is played by dragging a tiny microphone attached to a lock of my deceased fathers hair (DNA) through the pins and dust. The hair is close mic’d at the point of contact and generates a minimalist soundscape which is created by manipulating a small robotic mechanism from the website interface. The video image is a live feed of the book/pin/dust/hair construction and the interaction takes place in real time.

*this work has been collecting dust for 25 years…