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0601, Tactile Headset, 2014–17

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"label_number": "0601",
"title": "Tactile Headset, 2014–17",
"description": "Four wooden spheres hang from above. The spheres vibrate against a user’s head. Each sphere vibrates with a unique pattern, similar to the way four audio speakers might project different sounds from different directions in a room. Sound artist Alessandro Perini created two Tactile Headsets for this exhibition: one for standing, and one for sitting.",
"instructions": "Place your head in the middle of the suspended spheres.\n\nExperience the sensation.",

"tombstone": "Alessandro Perini (Italian, born 1983), executed by Rossella Siani, VAHA (Naples, Italy, founded 2015); Wooden spheres, metal chains, vibration speakers, ceiling mount; Courtesy of Alessandro Perini; Photo by Michela Benaglia"

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