Long Distance Relationship is an interactive, two-part sound installation that will _MG_9500attempt to transcend spatial boundaries and create relationships at remote distances. It will connect participants in downtown Toronto and in Scarborough.

Using custom-built electronics that produce sound waves, the instruments in Long Distance Relationship will be activated by light and shadow. Spotlights will shine onto large panels with light sensors embedded in their surfaces. Viewers will be able to “play” these instruments by exploring how their shadows and body movements affect sounds produced. (Participants must be positioned between panel and spotlight to engage the instruments.)

The sounds that are produced at one site will be layered with sounds produced at the other site miles away. The work will offer a way of communicating without having to speak—only move.

Christopher Dela Cruz and Patrick Atienza are artists hoping to create connections and relationships through wordless communicative installations.

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This project was generously sponsored by:


Funded Through The Equity and Diversity in the Arts Initiative from the University of Toronto Scarborough

With special thanks to:

Nicole Anasis  |  Ariel Banner  |  Kali Banner  |  Joshua Cleminson  |  Regina Dela Cruz |Barry Freeman  |  Marla Hlady  |  JJ Subing Subing-Kakoczky  |  Will Kwan
|  Jason Li  |  Daniel Liu  |  Shannon Linde  |  Manolo Lugo  |  Tanya Mars  |
Caleb Tao  |  Angela Tran  |  Julie Witt  |  Claudia Wong  |  Garry Newman from the Redesign Group  |  The Campbell House Museum  |  All of our Volunteers  |  ARTSIDEOUT   |  Family and Friends

Emily Jung  |  Claudia Wong  |  Roman Liu  |  Hewot Dawit  |  Nicole Anasis
|  Eunillyne Lazado  |  Angela Tran  |  Mavigail Sergio  |  Yi Shi  |  Zoe Harvey  |Sid Li  |  Laura Enriquez  |  Tanya Mars  |  Penny Petridis  |  Michael Rabuya  |  Jeevan Thomas  |  Jason Li  |  Behrad Motekallem