Claudia Robles-Angel: Skin

skin01_700Photos by Emilio Vavarella

SKIN, an interactive installation by Claudia Robles-Angel, installed at Harvestworks in New York City from June 2 to June 4, 2014, offers visitors the opportunity to use a GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) interface that measures their skin's moisture and determines changes in sound and image accordingly.


The variations of these values are an indication of psychological or physiological arousal, such as for example appearance of stress or relaxation. The values received from the GSR are further transmitted to a computer in order to transform the sound and the images of the interactive space. Visitors are therefore invited to participate in order to make an impact on the audiovisual environment through their own emotions and physiological reactions.

The sound varies according to the values of a galvanic skin response

The installation presented at Harvestworks is an extended (octophonic) version of the original, which was conceived and developed during an artist in residence invitation by the 2580 Association in Romania (Cluj-Naopca) during the "Liquid spaces – dynamic models of space in art and technology"event in October 2012.