Skinny Dipping is our latest work under development, here shown at Lume Studios in Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki. The inflatable sculptures hang from thin wires attached to the ceiling. Acting like giant balloons, they create fascinating sounds when touched. These sounds are recorded and passed through digital synthesis using Max/MSP software and then played back into the environment. Participants get immediate feedback as they interact with the sculptures.
The shapes of the sculptures are reminiscent of skinned dead animals, some from the wild, others for the butcher’s block. The forms also hint at the human body as well, reminding us that the fate of the natural environment can also seal our own destiny.