Floating Vibrotactile floor installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia for Maria Fernanda Cardoso On the Origins of Art I-II, 2016

The MCA did an amazing job installing a huge floating floor in the gallery space for the installation so that audiences can feel the amazingly detailed vibration produced during the spider’s courtship dance. I recreated the effect using organic and synthesised sources in a way that allows the audience to experience the spiders intimate communication. The floor is fitted with 6 tactile transducers which can reproduce powerful vibrations, so that most of the sound is felt rather than heard by the audience. This is the largest sound/vibration install we have done with this work to date and I am pretty happy with the results. This design will also be used by the Tate who they exhibit the work in the near future.
Maria Fernanda Cardoso
On the Origins of Art I-II, 2016

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7:00 minutes

single channel HD video, with sound, tranducers

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Tate, purchased jointly with funds provided by the Qantas Foundation, 2018

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