Orgažan

2015

interactive paper-instrument

40 x 70 x 30 cm

One pop-up book that sighs 12 times deeply when you touch it.

Oftatul’ (sighing) is an involuntary gesture that occurs in our daily activities, sometimes expressing a lament. On average, a person sighs every five minutes, which translates into twelve sighs per hour. Orgažan proposes to collect these short, mostly unobserved and involuntary sounds, into a compilation of twelve electrically painted keys, which are integrated and assembled in a fully functional instrument, a touch-responsive pop-up organ.