Surface Patterns

Koen Holtkamp

What can we see through touch and feel through light?


’Surface Patterns’ is an installation that alters our perception of space by activating subtle subconscious sensations through haptic stimulation to move the audience gradually through a range of states. It consists of a square white two tiered platform. As the individual stands on the platform the system comes alive. A series of precomposed stereo vibrations begin to sound from below their feet and two rings of white light emanate around them as sympathetic resonance to reinforce the movement of the vibrations. Beginning from a place of quiet contemplation the waves move slowly towards more intense interference patterns transferring the kinetic energy up through the body to create a dynamic sense of movement and directly affect a person’s consciousness.