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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Leila Sujir and Maria Lantin (Tulip Theory)
Steve Nichols, Matthew Walker, BNMI (The Banff Centre)
October 31, 2016