Peter William Holden (UK)
“SoleNoid β

Eight glossy tap-dance shoes, placed symmetrically in a circle and are animated by a computer connected with circuits controlling electromechanical valves and compressed air cylinders. The “living” shoes move in a multiplicity of directions beating out the composition of Marko Wild on special circular platforms. Inserts on the soles amplify the movement of the toes and heals so that sounds sometimes occurs in sync and sometimes in backbeats. It is a concert of many different tones, all so short, sharp and to the point that, in some fast passages, the mind links it to the sound of castanets. “SoleNoid ß” is an installation in which we are the spectator in a theatre of mechanical movements, orchestrated by a synthetic brain.