June 16-25, 2023

Emotions on Line

You have never seen anything like this before – an innovative approach to performance art.

“Emotions on Line” is a wearable instrument that generates sound by pulling strings out of a retractable custom mechanism attached to Yihan Chen’s body. The sound generated by the instrument has an analog change according to the performer’s body extension. In this way, different people with different body size would play the instrument differently with the unique sound being composed, as people would have unique personal understanding and emotions of a certain sound.

“What exactly is music and why does it evoke strong emotions or feelings? This is the question I attempt to explore in this this project. I am exploring the sound of natural cycles and rhythms in our bodies.” – Yihan Chen

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