1 Shadow that swallows you

I find shadow as a metaphor for a part of oneself that we try to hide but cannot get rid of interesting. I imagined what it would be like to have an inflated shadow that follows you to the point where it might swallow you.

For the surface material, I had several ideas.

  • black organza/silk
  • glitter fringe/sequins, something with hard texture
  • fish scale sensors but spike-shaped

For activation: sole sensor

2 Breathe in, Breathe out

Because of masks or air pollution, the act of breathing became a conscious act we do. With tuba players, I think it would be interesting to implement a stretch sensor on a belt for them to wear and activate a movement with their breath.

As you breathe in, life appears, represented by plants surrounding the player and the instrument.