2. Digits Untangled
Digits Untangled is a futuristic scenario exploring notions of body, interface and sexuality. What will it mean to have a body in a time where physical phones might be gone? Our skin as digital interface.
How would we interact with each other while performing digital sex and how would we perceive sexual intimacy?
What if sexuality was like the brain game “Untangle”? Tangle and untangle the knots to trigger your sexual desire. The levels of the game would be based on the Human sexual response cycle’s steps : The excitement phase, the plateau phase, the orgasmic phase and the resolution phase.
Sexuality, then wouldn’t refer to explicit sexual images of bodies but rather symbolised.
Presented as a peep show, this scenario explores the position of the spectator as a voyeur. Two videos of a digital body seen through an aperture on each side of the box. The spectators experience the otherness of their own body through a visual, tactile and auditory interaction. A jacket and glove with vibration motors are sending haptic feedback to each viewer. The vibrations are synchronised to the movements of the video, creating this analog virtual reality.
Different layers of voyeurism are placed in the installation. The two spectators observing each other through the peep show. They are put in discomfort and doubt of what the other is seeing. The audience around, looking at them and listening to whispering voices of the two digital bodies. The voices are describing the sexual desire evolving in the video without using sexual words.