I Just Want To Hold Your Hand Exhibited at ArtPadSF!

We are proud to present a GAFFTA-incubated project at the Phoenix Hotel as part of ArtPadSF!

I Just Wanna Hold Your Hand” was conceived at UP Festival by artists Tosh Chiang, Melody Donoso , Ellen Keith, Yael Braha, Mark Roth and Jasdeep Garcha, and will be exhibited in it’s full participatory glory in the courtyard of the Phoenix hotel for the duration of the event.

Conducting energy through people to stimulate tangible public interactions. By interacting with one another people are able to transform their environment through play. Two metal hands are mounted to the wall. When two or more individuals complete the circuit they provoke audio-visual responses. The level of interactivity is determined by the flow of electricity through the individuals. The interaction can be tailored per installation; the core tool is the Arduino, and in this case we’ve experimented with Processing projections to activate blank city walls. storefronts, or pavement. This design allows for expansion as well as meaningful data collection. Also, we just like making people hold hands.

ArtPadSF at the iconic Phoenix Hotel is a provocative 21st century boutique art fair, focused on emerging and contemporary art from the Bay Area and beyond. In its third year and partnered with San Francisco’s world-renowned arts institutions, galleries, and artists, ArtPadSF is a crossroads for the creative, and an unparalleled marketplace for art. Arts patrons and enthusiasts are invited to take in some of the most exciting contemporary art the market has to offer, as the Phoenix Hotel transforms itself into a visual arts destination with over 40 hotel rooms taken over by galleries and curatorial projects. Join us May 16th through 19th 2013 for screenings, panels, performances, and more.