Rejane Cantoni & Leonardo Crescenti – Túnel (Tunnel)
“Tunnel” is a kinetic, immersive and interactive sculpture, composed of 92 porticos that become disordered in function of the position and body mass of the interactor. Numerous users can simultaneously enter and interact with the machine. Interactors agency the machine via their position and weight. An example of interaction is: you go into the “Tunnel” and stand by one of the side walls. In this case, the relative position and the gravitational force of your body provoke variations of floor height. The floor inclines up to 5º, the associated porticos progressively rotate in the corresponding direction and angle, and this propagates undulatory movements throughout the entire installation. For the outside observer, the internal movement or your displacement in relation to the installation produces kinetic optic effects.
The two work together in the development of strategies for the experimentation and implementation of audio-tactile-visual interfaces that make it possible for the public to explore and interact naturally with data banks and virtual, remote or hybrid environments. Rejane Cantoni [www.rejanecantoni.com, www.cantoni-crescenti.com.br] born in São Paulo, has studied communications, semiotics, visualization of information systems and cinematic interfaces, in São Paulo and in Geneva (Switzerland); since 1987, researches and develops immersive installations with devices of data acquisition and manipulation in natural and/or sensorialized environments, and automation. Leonardo Crescenti [www.crescenti.com.br, www.cantoni-crescenti.com.br] born in São Paulo, studied architecture at FAU/USP, São Paulo; since 1978 researches and develops projects in different media and supports; as a photographer and photo director, accomplished 13 short films, receiving 21 national and 14 international prizes, 28 hors-concours participations and three participations in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Festival.