April 2007, Audible Topographies, Concordia University, Montreal (CA)
December 2007, Dorkbot #7, Festival Les Mondes Hors Pistes, Galerie Agnès B., Paris (FR)

NAÏVE °2 is a wearable tactile audio device. It consists of a felt hat with DC motors integrated into a pocket touching the wearer’s neck. When sound is played through the motors, the listener’s body becomes an organic resonator which allows her or him to perceive the sounds coming from within. In this sense, NAÏVE °2 questions the relationship between sound and the body.

installation view, Dorkbot #7, Festival Les Mondes Hors Pistes

installation view, Audible Topographies

See video documentation of installation view, Audible Topographies



Felt hat designer : Sabine Alpers

Funding: This project has been supported by the Fonds de Solidarite et de Developpement des Initiatives Etudiantes, Université Paris 8, Saint Denis (FR)