08|09 Alt-w Production Award - Distance Lab
Tomoko Hayashi, Stefan Agamanolis & Matthew Karau

5th August to 5th September 2009, Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Mutsugoto is a prototype communication device intended for a bedroom environment. Mutsugto allows distant partners to communicate through the language of touch as expressed in light on the canvas of the human body.

A custom projection system allows the two users to draw on each other's bodies whilst they lie in bed. Drawings are transmitted live between their two locations, enabling a different kind of communication that leverages the emotional quality of physical gesture.

On the 2nd July 2009 we installed two Mutsugoto bedrooms in Scotland, one at the CCA in Glasgow and the other at a secret location. The two bedrooms were used for a game and a networked dance piece by Sue Hawksley performed to music by Peter Gregson. The game was to find the secret bedroom.

Thursday 2nd July 2009, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

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