Vito Willems


Selected Works

Resonance and Repetition ∞
The Charge ∞
Castle 6 ∞
Governors of the Æther ∞
Membrane Series
Sensory Shift x FIBER
Noema
Panoptic Emissions
Disruptive Silence
Open Axis
Cube of Space
_Interference_
Glimpulse
Impossible Interaction

Selected Writings

| The Divinity of Art and the
Destruction of Classification

| Virtuality and the Superdynamical
| Fluid Space & Trans-Physical
Entities


Extra

⚔︎ 6ix Series ∞
⚔︎ Fragile Ecologies
⚔︎ Jaunu

Collective

⎈ Dharma Initiatives ∞

Impossible Interaction (2015)
Gestural Performance


Location

18.03.2016 + 19.03.2016 - United-C, Eindhoven (video)
10.02.2016 - 14.02.2016 - Contemporary Art Fair, Rotterdam (video)
08.02.2016 - Het Nutshuis, The Hague (performance)
06.12.2015 - Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (performance)

Materials

Custom Software, Custom Stage*, Leap-Motion, Webcam, Computer, Speakers (2) *Only used in performance

Software

Sound and signal processing in Max/MSP, FaceOSC

Text

The performance has a cold and melancholic touch. This attempts to express that the border between emotion and technology covers an area of knowledge that we still have to investigate. Is technological emotion possible? There is a form of communication, but will it have the same mystical power as human interaction? The cold impact of this performance questions and criticises this possibility.

About

In this project I made the link between body and sound with the help of technology. Impossible Interaction consists of a webcam for analysing facial gestures and three infrared sensors that registers the position of hands and individual fingers. The data that enters the system is directly connected to a programmed noise synthesizer. This creates an one-on-one relationship between the physical movement and the sound. These two layers tend to become inseparable from each other and the movements are translated in more an abstract realm.