This Noise Instrument Plays Your Tattoo

March 21, 2014 | Marina Galperina

This new sculptural sound piece from Moscow-based Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol:: reads tattoos as sheet music, producing a textured electronic noise track. Reading My Body (2014):

this is a special instrument that combines human body and robotic system into a single entity that is designed to automate creative process in an attempt to represent the artist and his instrument as a creative hybrid. The device consists of a railing with comfortable hand holders and two parallel, but offset from each other black lines’ sensors that move along the arm using a stepper motor. It is equipped with a 3-dimensional Wii remote controller that uses the OSC protocol in order to give a possibility of additional expression achieved by moving hand in space.

See also: ::vtol::’s umbrella-like personal surround art installation. (Image: Prosthetic Knowledge)