Sound and mixed media installation, Kolorado Festival, Budapest, 2018. Variable dimensions. Silicium, aluminium foam, carbon – glass hand woven textile, carbon knited textile, conductive embroidered neoprene.
In the current hyper hectic character of contemporaneity, we are witnessing unprecedentedly significant changes in human civilization in a very short amount of time. Changes in our environments. Changes in our societies. Changes in our bodies. Our almost devotional relationship to technological advancements, focused mainly on intangible, virtual spaces, such as the internet, make us blind to the fact that these cyberspaces, clouds, and all computing power is very much a physical world process built on mined earthly matter. Hand held devices constrict our tactility to fabricated haptic feedback. Hyper communications keeps us misinformed and confused, rather than united. It is imperative that we construct new myths and rediscover a new sense of spirituality. A new spirituality that is intrinsically connected to a new materiality. No divine middle men. No digital false idols.
S E N S O R I V M is a pop-up cathedral. A tangible temple of new materiality. An initiation ritual into techno-spirituality. A liminal experience on liminoid ground. S E N S O R I V M addresses the present stale state of misdirected spirituality through an interactive exercise of spatiotemporal material process. Through extensive research of the crossmodal, EJTECH proposes a tactile experience into light and sound, an open invitation for the di-hierarchization of the senses by creating interactive interfaces from textile, minerals, plantae, and other unexpected elements inciting a personal, intimate exploration into materiality. The honest, intuitive, instinctual interaction that occurs when participants discover their expressive touch and gestures translate into sound, unearth a forgotten connection usually connected to elevated states of consciousness, or the virtuous sincerity of children. The state of now.