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Mutsugoto ia an interactive installation
environment by Tomoko Hayashi, Stefan Agamanolis, and Matthew Karau of Distance
Choreography and performance by Sue Hawksley, with dancer Steinvor Palsson. Music composed and performed by Peter Gregson.
photos: Distance Lab
Designed as a "body-drawing communicator for
distant partners" the Muutsugoto installation comprises two remotely located networked
beds. A touch-activated ring lights up when held, and an overhead camera and projector
allow the wearers to 'draw' lines of light which are visible to the other person.
When the lights crosses the body, they create the sensation of being touched,
and when the lines of light meet, they twinkle and deepen in colour, indicating
the presence of the other person.
Telematic performance in the installation between CCA Glasgow and New Media Scotland Edinburgh, and
also projected on the BBC Big Screen in Festival Square, Edinburgh. Commissioned by New Media Scotland for Alt-win.ning, 2009