Silent Interplay

Silent Interplay
Gleb Galkin
Alternative communication public space project

Field of work
Architecture, Design, Visual Art
Project category
Raising awareness
Project submitted

Hello LINA team,
My name is Gleb Galkin, I'm an architect and artist in the beginning of professional journey.
I find the biggest passion in designing self-initiated multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with range of professionals, but all with one goal – to develop a project which will interact with human's emotions on the basic level, since I strongly believe that no matter of origin, age, educational background and so on, we all feel joy and sadness in the same way.

In 2020 the familiar world has gone. We accepted physical detachment from society as a new normal.
Thanks to the available technologies we are in many cases capable of working from home, traveling only when it’s essential, fully interacting only with our core family members, or being simply alone.
But during every video call, there is a feeling of lack of human emotions, lack of fun, and absolute inability to stay silent together even for a few moments. It seems like eye contact, body language, and a cup of coffee proposal are as essential for our communication as words we use.

Silent Interplay project challenges the normality of strictly verbal interaction with other people and proposes a spatial interaction system that can allow feeling one another and communicating without words, while still keeping in mind a safe behavior code and social distancing.
The interactive installation consists out of number of round-shaped benches. Each bench can be rotated along it’s axe by the visitors. Every bench is influenced by the rotation of every other one, meaning every time a person sits or moves on one of the benches, all the installation receiving this signal and rotates accordingly.
At the zero-capacity moment installation finding it’s balance and stays still. But with any slight rotation caused by the visitor, every bench starts to move – same way that we as people influencing one another with every action we take.

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