Emilie Baltz

New York, NY

Emilie Baltz reprograms the quotidian into the exceptional by disrupting traditional human technology through playful sensory interaction.  Emilie will be presenting two projects at the PRAVA festival. The first, Ice Block Speaker, is an interactive ice block that plays sounds when touched.  The shrill singing that it creates is only triggered by human touch.  The second project, Dream Drum, is a drum that, when hit, dispenses scented clouds amplifying the sense of smell rather than sound thus inversing a conventional cross- modal connection and serving up the surreal.