The soundweaver is a robotically enhanced costume for circus performers, developed in collaboration with performance artist Rae Langes. The abdomen is connected to the torso of the stilt walker. Stemming from each side of the body are two pairs of robot legs powered by pneumatic actuators and illuminated by fibreoptic hairs. The legs and abdomen of the soundweaver are made out of semi-transparent fiberglass. Speakers attached to the mask emit the creature's electronically altered voice.The abdomen functions as a resonance box that amplifies the sounds inherent to the creature's mechanical movements. In this manner, the actor's motion is computationally choreographed to organic and electric sound.
Toured during the Summer of 2004:Burning Man, Cyberfashion Show, Thoughtcrime Gallery, QBox