JOHN DUNCAN

STRESS CHAMBER

1996
Ars Electronica Contained: Rearview Mirror to Reality (photos)
Curated by Just Merit
Lighting design by Andries Olyslager

1995
Solo installation at Contained
Voest Alpine Steelmill, Linz
Curated by Just Merit

1993
Absolute Threshold Machine Festival, Amsterdam
Curated by Eric Hobijn

A shipping container equipped with motors mounted on three sides. Each motor has an eccentric flywheel attached, causing it to vibrate the wall it’s mounted on at the container’s resonant frequency.

Each participant is told to strip completely and enters the container alone, nude.
The participant is then locked inside, nude and completely blind.
All motors working together, controlled by the operator, create standing waves that the participant can feel as a tangible object moving at random inside the container, around and through the participant’s body.

Installations