The United Way sound stick installation by Jacqueline Metz & Nancy Chew.


Winnipeg, Manitoba
12' custom interactive pole and wall-mounted luminaires
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YOU YOU + YOU is an instrument played with others and informed by the idea of community participation so central to the United Way.

On a vast wall is an illuminated and graphic image, the braille for Y O U.

  • Hand prints invite you to touch talking stick, each print triggering a note on the pentatonic scale. A melody is created as more people join in and many notes are played. Each hand print is also linked to a light on the wall – so that the music becomes visible.

  • Eos Lightmedia worked closely with artists Metz & Chew on the development of the concept and provided design detailing, prototype mockups, fabrication, and programming of the installation.

Client: Metz & Chew
Lighting Design: Eos Lightmedia
Interactive & Control System Design: Eos Lightmedia
Installation, Programming & Commissioning: Eos Lightmedia
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