The National Film and Sound Archive are letting us know about their latest acquisition:
Fractured Heart is an interactive sound and light sculpture designed and built by illuminart (Cindi Drennan, Craig Laurendet and Luku Kukuku) in collaboration with Wally de Backer (Gotye). It was first presented as the backdrop to his live performance of Somebody That I Used to Know featuring Kimbra at the 2011 ARIA Awards.
During this original performance, the sculpture featured animated pixel mapping based on the music video for the song. Further development led to an interactive version showcased at the VIVID festival 2012 Light Walk in the Rocks NSW, where thousands of people from all walks of life played this ‘light harp’.
“We are excited to present this unique and beautiful sculpture in the National Film and Sound Archive’s Canberra headquarters” says NFSA CEO Michael Loebenstein. “It allows visitors to playfully engage with Gotye’s music, allowing them to ‘remix’ his super-hit Somebody That I Used to Know in real-time, using their bodies to trigger sounds and light animations.”