Jenna Boyles

Voice Circuit
Interactive installation with copper & aluminum tape, gaffer tape, bell wire, speakers, microcontroller, laptop; 60 x 60 in.

Through physical connection with architectural circuitry, the body triggers auditory output.  As a physical interface, an architectural circuit can redefine interaction with people through the space they share. I am interested in the poetics of the body as bridge, acting as switch.

When connected through touch, the aluminum and copper contact points trigger voice recordings of captured moments of conversation between seven artists. Duration of contact controls the duration of sound. The more time spent in contact, the more the voices become garbled. Considering how people may share a common space, but not a common language and the significance of communication through touch and movement led me to this investigation.