Elevator Music 39: Bug features the digital application Bug, created by design and technology firm Linked by Air, to encourage curiosity and exploration.
A coalescing of color and sound, Bug is an investigation in synesthesia, a phenomenon in which one sense creates an involuntary experience with another sense. As stated by Linked by Air, “Bug turns what you see into pure color, and color into music.” This interactive installation invites visitors to wear a lab coat with an attached iPod featuring Bug and point it at abstract color and light designs in the elevator to hear the colors they see. Visitors are encouraged to experiment further by wearing their coats throughout the public spaces of the museum to hear the building, their favorite artwork on view, and more.In allowing us to hear what we see, Elevator Music 39: Bug offers space for play and provokes appreciation of the everyday in weird, fantastic ways.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
June 29, 2019–December 8, 2019
Co-curated with Jean Tschanz-Egger, Tang Head of Design, in consultation with Linked by Air.