Haptic Voices Toronto Canada Feb-April 2024

Haptic Voices

Dendrocopos for Haptic Voices was premiered and installed as part of Haptic Voices at the Centre for Artistic and Social Practice Toronto & Hamilton, Canada during May and June 2023. This was followed by showing in Hamilton, Ontariao, Canada. In 2024 Haptic Voices is showing in Tangled Art + Disability in Toronto.

Haptic Voices brings VibraFusionLab’s haptic technology to an interactive hybrid-online venue. “Haptic”, or the science and technology of transmitting and understanding information through the sense of touch, is expanded into large scale through a ten channel vibrotactile wall, installed inaugurally at InterAccess, with installations to follow at Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Innovation and Tangled Art + Disability.

By using vibration as the final output, Haptic Voices is equally accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing communities to experience the wall. With a camera in the gallery facing the haptic wall, online participants are able to view how they are interacting with participants in the gallery.

VibraFusionLab has not previously engaged with an online audience, marking this major installation as the first of its kind, transporting global ‘voices’ into an immersive tactile body experience.

May 17 – June 17, 2023
At Inter/Access
950 Dupont St., Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2

July 14 – September 29, 2023
At Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice
Media Arts Studio at Centre[3] (east side of James St. N.)
126 James Street North
Hamilton ON L8R 2K9

February 16 – April 26, 2024
Tangled Art + Disability Gallery
401 Richmond St W Suite 124, Toronto
David Bobier and Jim Ruxton with composers John Gzowski and Ailís Ní Ríain