Melt

Melt, 2002, in collaboration with Nicholas Stedman
Telematic Interactive Installation, “C’est Pas Cinema” exhibition

Le Fresnoy, Studio National Des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing France/ The Banff Center, Banff Alberta

Melt transforms the gesture of touch to heat that can felt half way around the world. A table with embedded sensors registers the touch of the gallery visitors in France, simultaneously it is transferred and translated through the Internet and activates heat sensors embedded in a block of ice in Canada. The ice traces the presence of the visitors through melting and refreezing. The image of the ice melting can be seen with a live web stream projected in the space in France so the visitor can see their impact.

Exhibited:

2002     C’est Pas Cinema Exhibition, Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Lille, Installation