Interactive sound & light installation


Created and conceived by Bitone Collective, an Irish based group of Raoul Simpson, Brian Kenny, Tom O'Dea and Chris Le Dantec.

Totem -  noun | to·tem \ˈtō-təm\ | A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or tribe.
- Totem explores the modern communications systems that underpin the technologically mediated societies of Europe.
- By using sound and light to represent the live communications experience of viewers and participants Totem exists as a form of communication that speaks universally, regardless of the language or content of the GSM signals from which it is derived Totem generates communication through the universal languages of light and sound.
- GSM towers have become the modern totems of the world they are the central pillars through which our social ties are maintained and as such our sense of identity constructed.

-Totem is an interactive light sculpture that explores modern communication through light and sound.
-As ubiquitous connectivity becomes an ever-more essential part of our normal communication Totem seeks to explore the hidden signals that surround us and keep us in touch with our family, friends and our work. By capturing and representing these signals through light and sound Totem becomes an interactive conversation between viewers about the technology that underpins our societies.


Winter Lights Festival, London - January '16

Crossrail, Canary Wharf, London - September '15

Bitone Collective - Web Page


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