If technological innovation allows us to be more and more independent, agile and efficient each day, the Interlude project shows that it can also help us to slow down and re-connect with ourselves and live better in the city. Designed by a trio composed of an artist, a film-maker and a designer and maker, Interlude is an artistic installation that provides an interactive and multi-sensorial experience combining sound and light. It takes its inspiration from the principle of synesthesia (the connections between sensory pathways) to create bridges between our various perceptions.
Interlude is an interactive artistic installation that invites city dwellers to a take a moment to participate in a total immersion experience. The aim is to allow people to slow down and reconnect with their inner selves, an interlude in this hyper-connected world. The approach is intuitive, with the user being guided by his or her curiosity at the various stages of the experience.
A Relaxing Immersive Sound and Light Installation. In a closed and darkened space, a globe emitting light and soothing sounds draws the attention. Placing the hands on the globe causes a cloud of LED lights to appear. Next follows an interconnection phase in which the globe starts to pulsate, matching the heartbeat of the person whose hands are placed on it. If the person is stressed, the lights light up the space in a random fashion. Once the person is relaxed, the lights pulse rhythmically. At the ultimate stage of relaxation, the lights form a beautiful spiral.