Tract and Touch launched in 2016 to build forward from recent work by Yvon Bonenfant. The collaborators below have helped develop Tract and Touch’s initial projects.
From 2013-15, he imagined and delivered the Your Vivacious Voice series of artworks and education packages for children aged 6-11 and their adults. This included national touring performance Uluzuzulalia, Voice Bubbles for iPad, now transferred to, and being redeveloped updated for relaunch by OKIDO media, and the installation The Voice Trunk , which showed at the Natural History Museum before being installed in Winchester Science Centre as its first work of child- focused art.
These projects, supported by the Wellcome Trust Large Arts Awards, Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, and the University of Winchester, have reached more than 230 000 audience to date, and signalled a turn toward an interest in audience voicing and the tactile register.
You can browse other selected output since 2007 at www.yvonbonenfant.com.
He is also Professor of Artistic Process, Voice and Extended Practices at the University of Winchester and publishes about his work widely.
Greinke contributed extensively to the development of textile components and surface treatments within the Touching Your Voice Inside Out concepts, and worked especially closely with Simon Laroche on the Moth Membrane Nebula. See her project flickr stream or her profile at www.beritgreinke.com.
For our projects, Laroche co-developed the robotics and responsivity framework for the concept for the piece Inside the Moth Membrane Nebula, and consulted on other aspects of the Touching Your Voice Inside Out project .Explore here his previous e-textile work for conceptual clothing designer Ying Gao. Or, here is his collaborative studio in Montreal.
Epstein has been a key scientific collaborator for our projects so far. Discussions with her have influenced their shape, qualities and audience engagement strategies deeply. www.ruthepstein.com
Discussions with Best, whose imagination is deeply creative and has strong artistic affinities, have contributed to shaping our concepts to date. Best’s profile is here.