Resonating Body, an interactive installation embedded in the architecture of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University invites people to play and create melodies on a larger-than-life string instrument. It fosters collaboration and discovery, allowing the visitors to become co-creators of their individual experience. Its physical structure striates the familiar built environment, changes the behaviour of movement and stimulates low-threshold interactions. The installation comes to life by turning a figurative tuning screw when it detects the visitors’ presence. By plucking the strings, learning and playing freely or discovering pre-programmed melodies, which will be continued by the installation itself when their first notes are being played, visitors create an acoustic space, which as a means of communication sparks interpersonal interaction.
Resonating Body was conceived and realised by Wagi Kulasumpankosol, Tim Tang, Dustin Stupp and Ritesh Sharma. It was supervised by Professor Michael Fox and Technical Director Victor Zhang at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.