What is it?
The Voice Harvester is an exploratory interactive installation that embodies human voice in physical materials. Sound input is amplified and transmitted through audio drivers connected to a thin, flexible membrane that agitates the material on it. The title “Voice Harvester” was derived from the fact that the installation create was able to elicit non-linguistic, expressive, and naturalistic human vocal sounds to explore the full range of capability of the human voice through use of a novel, playful, and embodied interaction.
To Berlin and back
The exhibition was first showcased in Västerbottens museum in Umeå, Sweden and then was taken to Berlin, Germany and displayed as part of a Nordic exhibit at Felleshuset and the Scandinavian Embassy. The opening day alone saw over 600 guests pushing/pulling and interacting with the exhibit which was a real test to its durability.