Tulipomania consists of three immersive worlds of video and sound, activated by the viewer using a tabletop interface: My 2 Grandmothers RMX; Tulipomania.1, DayOld Venice; and Tulipomania.2, Cycling Outside Leiden, 2006.

A wooden table is placed in the middle of the gallery facing a large screen with video projections. The surface of the table is embedded with phidgets: a unique set of dials, joysticks, and touch sensors, which together allow visitors control over the sound, rhythm, content, and texture of the projected images. Using these simple controls, visitors can both shape and distribute the arrangement of images and sounds within the space of the installation. The work invites viewers to become composers within the setting of the installation.

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Chorus of Lungs

In the interactive video installation Chorus of Lungs, Tulip Theory (Leila Sujir & Maria Lantin) explore the social body, its voice and breath through 3D video and audio projections. Sounds of breathing ebb and flow, a chorus of lungs floats in the gallery, sharing a space with the viewer. The viewer is invited to make a gesture with their hands—pushing the hands together, then pulling the hands apart, actions which compress or create a space for the lungs to become a chorus both visually and audibly. Somewhere between the individual and the chorus, the social body and the physical body, this Tulip Theory installation reveals a physicality that invokes a fragile yet tensile strength.