Peter Babbage, Shahin Entezami
In response to her earlier work titled “Op.12” at the Sir John Soane’s Museum, “Op.235” is an immersive tactile-audio-visual performance happening in an Other-space. The performance builds upon some of the most ordinary sensory sensations to immerse the audience in a juxtaposed space between the Walmer Yard and Sir John Soane’s Museum. Through an interactive desktop interface, the viewers explore and share their visual sensation of navigating through the Soane Museum. The active wearable “Sovar” then maps tactile patterns regarding the more unnoticed architectural elements within the visual scene on the body of a performer. This visual-tactile amplification acts as a choreographic device to guide the body of the performer to dance their somatic experience of inhabiting the museum within the basement space of the Walmer Yard.