Contorted Wooden Structure Creates Soundtrack From Visitors' Movements
To look at the perception-bending wooden structure above, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a corridor from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with its contorted wooden beams looping around. But the piece is actually a permanent installation called Ekko in Hjallerup, Denmark from artist Thilo Frank, who likes to create “interactive physical dialogues.”
And it’s not just the visuals that play tricks on you. As visitors walk around the structure, microphones embedded in the timber record their sounds which are then remixed and played back to them using a computer-controlled sound system, creating an echoey distortion of your previous movements.
As the twisted frames and audio play with your perception, the light that trickles in through the 200 wooden beams changes as the day goes by, adding to the disorientation—all three aiming to challenge the viewer, while also creating a playful interactive environment for them to wander around in.