The Ikigai Machine
A touring artwork comprising of an interactive installation juxtaposed with live performances in which a Deaf artist explores his relationship to sound through light and vibration. Not being limited to traditional environments, the artwork will be sited at festivals, on stages and in city streets, engaging a variety of communities.
The artist raises his hands, merging palms with the machine, vibration, light and sound crescendo. The performance begins.
Wordlessly, he makes a series of gestures with his hands, a signed language that causes the machine to rumble deeply, an acknowledgement felt as much as heard. The huddled group opens a pathway for the approaching artist, keenly aware that something novel is about to occur.
Scott Selby, Heather King & Scott Lewis (Actors pictured)
Andre Gray (Videographer) & Myles de Bastion (Producer)