Hanging by a Thread invites participants to interact with sounds and sensations associated with anxiety. Through the use of three Arduino platforms attached to a hanging rope, participants will discover an outward means of channeling their emotions via catharsis. As a participant comes into contact with the rope, each Arduino platform will track the motion of the rope and provide an audio playback that reflects the participant’s swing. We invite participants to swing the rope vigorously to alleviate their internalized or repressed thoughts. A production of the summer interns at Harvestworks.
Dates and Times: Monday, August 2nd (8 – 10pm)
Run Time of Performance: 2 hours
Location: Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012
Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6 to Bleecker
Keyian Vafai is entering his Senior year as a double-major in music and computer science at New York University.
Julia Wilkins is a rising Junior at Northwestern University studying Music Technology and Computer Science. Her current interests lay in Music Information Retrieval and interactive audio system design. You can find Julia doing MIR research in NYU’s MARL lab.
Raquel Klein is a musician and visual artist who has contributed to electronic art installations featured in venues spanning the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Greenworks Studios among others. She is currently rehearsing a virtual reality work by Paola Prestini that combines music, electronics and astrophysics titled “Hubble Cantata,” which will premiere at National Sawdust and Celebrate Brooklyn! in August.
Mary Jac is a Junior at Scripps College pursuing a dual degree in Computer Science and Media Studies, with a concentration in electronic media focusing on theories and practices of digital art.
Jacob Merrill is currently working on audio production for MoMA PS 1: Warm Up series. He is an Anthropology student at Bard College who also delves into sound mixing and live event production.