Situated somewhere between art and theatre, the 'living' installations of Belgian visual artist require visitors to bring them to life. Like Shrink, the artwork shown at Abandon Normal Devices festival in Manchester 2010, Compass is an individual performance experience. Wearing a machine around the waist, the visitor can either resist the forces it exerts, or allow themselves to be taken on a tangible but immaterial journey across an invisible map. Spatial concepts are brought into question and we have to re-learn to navigate and orientate our bodies whilst this wearing this computer - do we surrender to or resist the robot?
Unfortunately Compass can no longer be used for audience interaction. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The machine and environment have been left in Gallery 1 as physical documentation of the staging of the work as well as documentary footage of the piece in use.