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Monday, June 4 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
What We Have Lost / What We Have Gained | 2014

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What We Have Lost / What We Have Gained | 2014
by Matthew Mosher

What We Have Lost / What We Have Gained explores how to transform viewers into performers, participants, and players through large upper body movements and tangible interactions with a sculpture. The piece was originally conceived as a large scale MIDI drum pad style interface that would be both familiar to electronic musicians yet more physically expressive than typical MIDI devices.
As an art installation, it presents a four by three grid of video projected mouths on a spandex screen. Each video sample animates and sings a different vowel tone when pressed by a user. The volume of the singing increases as the player presses harder and deeper into the mouth screen, which distorts the spandex display surface. In this way, the piece provides audio, video and tactile feedback, rewarding the user with a multi-modal embodied experience. This work contributes to the discourse at the intersection of tangible interactions and musical expression by providing an example of how interaction design can facilitate engagement and convey meaning. What We Have Lost / What We Have Gained questions the experience of using one's physical body to manipulate the digital representation of another's body.
Special thanks to vocalists Ashley Reynolds and Keri Pierson.

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Matthew Mosher

Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
Boston native Matthew Mosher is an intermedia artist and mixed methods research professor who creates embodied experiential systems. He received his BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and his MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University in 2012... Read More →

Monday June 4, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Armory Gallery

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