A VALE 

Biosensor-activated sound installation

2016 
 

Playfully out of sync with its architectural surroundings, A VALE explores pleasurable displacement through sound and the action of swinging. Equipped with a solar-powered, bio-sensor controlled sound system, the swing replies to your presence.  Shifting from functional pastime to experiential medium, as you swing, the structure responds with a polyphonic vocal composition.  With a steel A-frame base and nautical rope seat-bed, the installation juxtaposes work and relaxation whilst encouraging a skyward view – a proposition to reconsider the familiar.  

 

Featuring an original composition by Seaming To
Commissioned for University of College London, Festival of Culture 

Supported by Arts Council England 

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