Time is running and volatile. We would all like to extend it, slow it down, or explode it. We would like to have more of it. Horloge Tactile is an abstraction of time becoming palpable to the touch. A screen displays a cloud of points moving like ants, but when the screen is touched, the points gather and resolve around the finger forming a clock and reminding us of the time continuing its inexorable way.
When the touch is released, the points resume their random paths.
Project prototyped during a workshop at écal with Andreas Gysin.
Images conrtesy of Olga Cafiero & mudac
SIGMASIX is a Geneva - based experimental studio combining a large spectrum of practices with a focus on lighting design, scenography, museography, mechanical effects and installations. Each project is seen as a new take on existing technologies, interactive strategies, and a new opportunity to merge techniques and art to offer unique and exceptional experiences.
As a practice SIGMASIX is in a constant search for magic and poetry obtained by allowing alien technologies cohabit together. The studio’s ambition is to repurpose technologies to spaces and objects. It does so with an extraordinary capacity in integrating technicalities to the point of dilution where perception breaks down to the core of the concept.
Initiated in 2004 by Swiss artists Eric Morzier and Florian Pittet, SIGMASIX works both on art and research projects as much as commercial and consulting ones. Today, the studio has a small team and works with a vast network of freelancers and interns to make sure all project and ideas are aligned with each and every client’s needs.
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