Make Magic, Hold Hands

Make Magic, Hold Hands, 2018
Tools: Arduino
Materials: LED, Dyed Fabric

Touching hands is a symbolic gesture as depicted in Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam as well as the film, ET. Two different species actually meet when their skin touches each other. The piece asks participants to hold each other’s hands to connect two hands on the tapestry, causing the “stars” in it to shine. The history of tapestries underscores the collective nature of human beings.