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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2018

0601, Tactile Headset, 2014–17

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.

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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