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0103, Tactile Orchestra, 2017–18

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{
"label_number": "0103",
"title": "Tactile Orchestra, 2017–18",
"description": "A wall is covered in synthetic fur. Designer Roos Meerman explains, \"Almost everyone approaches something furry with the same response. They want to pet it.\" Touching the wall activates digital sensors. A recording of a string instrument plays; it is part of a larger composition. Multiple users are needed to \"play\" the full composition, suggestive of the orchestra itself.",
"instructions": "Stroke the fur to play a piece of music.\n\nYou can activate a different instrument with each hand.\n\nExperiment with other visitors and different ways to touch the fur.",

"tombstone": "Studio Roos Meerman (Arnhem, Netherlands, founded 2014) and KunstLAB Arnhem (Arnhem, Netherlands, founded 2014); Textiles, wood, electronics; Commissioned by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum"
}

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