International Dance Party

Interactive Installation

In collaboration with Adad Hannah, Montréal, Canada, 2008

The “International Dance Party” looks like a regular flight case – but in reality, it is a complete interactive party-in-a-box!

The machine has a built in doppler radar: When it detects movements in the space where it is stored, it opens up its speaker front and plays a few inviting beats. If people then start to dance, it opens up more and more, reveals its light and laser effects and starts its internal smoke machine, while the music also becomes more phatt.

This reward creates a feedback loop, which makes people dance perpetually.

Video documentation of the machine
IDP in a shipping container at Gare St. Sauveur in Lille, where it was shown as part of the exhibition “Dancing Machines”
Another video of the exhibition in France

Special thanks

I want to thank Interstices for funding this installation.

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