Touched Mute

2017

Performance, bone conduction, sound.


‘Touched Mute’ is a wearable sound installation, which involves interactive performance shapes sound and the way of listening. This work is made from bone conductors, aiming for audience participation. The participants would be wearing the device on elbows or arms, and the sound would go through the body. Then, they could place their hands over other people's ears. Through bone conductors, the sound transmits from the participants’ hands directly into the audiences’ ears, without being shared with the second persons. Due to the materiality of the bone conductor, which hardly to leak the sound to the air, which means, people could hear sound only if performer to place their hands over his/her ears. This work uses commercially available materials (ready-made), a way of musical expression through body language and mobile objects (hidden object) for both sound and performance art.