Intimate Transactions

Intimate Transactions, developed by Keith Armstrong, Lisa O’Neill and Guy Webster, allows two people in separate spaces to interact simultaneously using their bodies.


The participant reclines on the Bodyshelf, a furniture with embedded
sensors, smart materials and computer vision recognition. This tangible interface detects subtle bodily movements and gestures. By moving their bodies, people instigate Intimate Transactions, which generate an evolving, flowing combination of ghostly bodies, dynamic texts and spatial sound.

The shared experience allows each participant to gradually develop a form of sensory intimacy with the other, even though they are geographically separated and cannot physically see or hear each other.

The installation will be at the Australian Centre of the Moving Image, Monday 25 April 2005 – Sunday 1 May 2005.