Développé avec Berta.me

  1. Co-Présences

    Tactile and sound cartography (2011/2012)

    Tactile reading on iPad2 / Stereo listening with headphones / Device on a pedestal

    Application for iPad developped with Dominique Cunin in the Research Lab EMeRI / ENSADLab, Paris (Fr)

  2. Co-Presences is a tactile and sound cartography of the tube station Auber in Paris. The whole process is based on a sensitive approach and perception of the space. Co-Présences offers an appreciation of the place through the bodies, still and moving and a sensitive read of the mapped space.

    The Auber tube station is a place of intercommunications where the bodies are moving and crossing each other with various rhythm during the day. This presence and this traffic are defined by the shape of the place itself. They are drawing a sense based cartography of the station. Each body determine a speed and a presence time. These data are extracted and analyzed by video. They are formated in a book of spaces-scores that I used to create a sounding matter. Sound is used to explore Auber.

    The cartography is developped on an iPad 2. The user reads the mapped space with the fingers ; touch and movements producing sounds. The space is read by the touch and the sound. The intensity and the frequency depends on the moves, the traffic of the bodies and their location in Auber.

  3. Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil (Fr) 2012

    Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil (Fr) 2012

    Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil (Fr) 2012

    Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil (Fr) 2012

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      Théâtre Berthelot, Montreuil (Fr) 2012

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    The process is based on the observer's point of view. It can comparated to an extraction of information, of the data reated by each body in space. With an analysis of this data I create spaces scores and a sounding matter to the tactile cartography realization. This project call for different steps, precisely five moments.


    1. Documentation - The first step of the work consisted in a documentation about the Auber tube station on its history, its construction and its architecture. I collected articles and pictures. With these I made a plan of the Auber tube station and one of each level. I also explored the space many times, taking notes on the circulation, on the corporal flux. I worked with the idea of a traffic defined by the shape of the place itself. So I set three different types of body flux with a nature linked to the level function.


    2. Extraction of informations - The second step consisted in extracting information in videos. Each part of the space was filmed in a certain way in order to obtain an overview of the level. These videos are filmed at the same time of the day, between 8.30 and 9 am. After these, I took photos and measures of the filmed spaces.

  6. 3. Analysis - The analysis of the data is made by viewing the videos. With plans, measurements of the filmed spaces I make various calculations to determine the speed and presence time of each body. These datas are transcribed and become spaces scores. A group of scores for each level of the station : four for the upper level, one for the medium level and two for the lower level. I created ans edited a book of 289 pages with 3 parts.


    4. Sounding matter - The scores are used to create a sounding matter for each level (4parts for the level 1 ; 1 part for the level 2 ; 2 parts for the level 3) Each sound creation leads to a fifteen-minute recording made from one sound. The rhythm and the length of the sound depend on the “body-data”. The sound frequency is determined by the location of the levels. It helps the read of the space on the sensitive surface. On the level 1 the frequence is the lowest and on the level 3 it’s the highest.

  8. 5. Tactile read / Sensitive surface - The sounding matter helps to read the space through a sensitive surface. The user reads the mapped space with the fingers. It's a tactile and sound exploration. A programm has been developped for an iPad 2.