Phil Dadson

Bodytok—the human instrument archive (2006)

13 min 16 sec5 channel installation / 3 channel installation / 4 channel installation / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"Bodytok - the human instrument archive is an ongoing video/sound recording project profiling the unique and often idiosyncratic non—verbal sounds humans can produce with their bodies only.

Each contributor performs direct to camera against a background colour of their choice.

The exhibition is interactive, with each screen responding to viewer proximity and performing direct to viewer(s) while in front of the screen, otherwise clicking over at one frame a second as if still portraits in the gallery.

The collection of contributing participants is ongoing."

Artist's statment

Selected exhibitions

  • Mangere Art Centre, Manakau (2013)

  • Scape Public Art Biennale, Christchurch (2013)

  • Te Manawa Gallery, Manawatu (2012)

  • Pātaka Gallery, Porirua (2012)

  • Otago Museum, Dunedin (2012)

Other works by Phil Dadson

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