Glovephone is a fabric speaker on a big membrane with sleeve attached to it. To listen to sound, you need to stick your arm into the sleeve and let your palm close to your ear next to the speaker coils.
This project is made during the E-Textile Pressure Cooker at STEIM in collaboration with Giacomo Lepri, Wendy Van Wynsberghe, Tineke van Hilten and Mika Satomi.
The speaker coil was made with Karl Grimm copper thread embroidered on enforced fabric on jersey membrane. The jersey membrane was stretched over a metal frame (hacked tent frame). The glove sleeves are made with jersey with strong magnet embedded on the palm part of the glove.
It was shown as part of live performance during the presentation event. The performers were in the next room divided with sound proof glass window, where audience could see them but could not hear them unless they wear this fabric speaker and move their gloves close to their ear. There were 3 of this speaker made for this evening, which were hanging from the ceiling.
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