Working to fight off cold as well as the loneliness of solitary listening, Stelios Manousakis’ and Stephanie Pan’s Hot Listening Booth is a venue for intimate listening under high temperatures: a 3-person dry sauna heated by infrared light. Sound is broadcast over speakers inside it but also from the sauna cabin’s wooden body. The installation offers intense immersive experiences of sound, heat, and human connection.
Hot Listening Booth was originally created for Modern Body Festival 2016 and its exploration of the social body through the I/WE/THEY theme. In that occasion it hosted the audio-DH project by Francisco López, featuring 250 sound artists and musicians from The Hague and their 195 compositions. Other versions are under development.
|Artists:||Stelios Manousakis, Stephanie Pan|
|Type:||Sound and heat installation|
|Description:||Infrared sauna listening station|
|Dimensions:||2m x 1.8m x 1.2m|
|Materials/Media:||Infrared heaters, loudspeakers and electronics, Raspberry Pi computer, software, sound, heat|
|Photo credit:||Erin McKinney|