Susan van Hengstum

COMMISIONED ART

PROJECTS 


LONELY HANDS AT SENCITY FESTIVAL, TIVOLI, MARCH 2019

Art installation for Sencity, a music festival for both deaf and hearing people stimulating all senses

 

Visitors of the festival could record their personal video message, solely with their hands gestures, the rest of their body and senses visually disregarded and muted. As the face is out of sight, language is reduced to the hands. The hands were then projected all over the festival. The collage-like projection of the moving handgestures resulted in a new image for a very familiar phenomena. By means of this alienation and aestheticization of handgestures, this project aimed for a new experience for the festival visitors and their hands and to look at them differently.