Get In Touch

Get In Touch is a musical interface made by Matthijs Munnik, Ben Terwel and Charlotte ‘t Hart from the ArtScience department at the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The installation consists of a big white cylinder shape, with human backs coming out of openings in the fabric. Visitors are invited to touch the backs to create sounds. When you touch two or more backs, a connection is made and you can start playing. To change the sound you apply more pressure. You can touch different combinations of backs to create new sounds.

Get in touch questions the way an interface influences behaviour. The user’s experience oscillates between seeing the bodies in the installation as material objects and being aware of an anonymous kind of intimacy.