Touch of a siren
Drawing from the myth Sirens, icons of female sensuality,
creatures able to produce sensual enchanting sounds, a pair
of gloves that transforms the massaging touch into a sensual
Fingers are webbed to create an immersive space around the
head while massaging; palm internal tips are decorated with
small slippery stones to allow a level of artificiality in
the touch. The activity that is performed shouldnt recall
straightway a masseuse; it should be filtered by a displacement
due to the not natural, unknown quality of the touch. The
primitive, echoing and sensual sound emitted by the palm of
the gloves should project you in a dimension of relaxation
and of oblivion.
Lorie is in her early thirties and has been dreaming about
being a singer since she was 5 and she saw her first concert
of Joan Baez. Every On Saturday nights she sings in the local
popular pub. She has reached popularity due to her voice that
people consider particularly evocative and touching.
In her everyday life she is a nurse, the head of the ward
in a private clinic, where she takes care of elderly people.
Due to her job she has a lot of physical contact with people
so she has a constant filter on, not to be too much involved.
People consider her a real professional; she is always firm
She lives with Scott, her boyfriend. Their relationship is
quite steady, he is a very sweet guy but Lorie feels she would
love to surprise him by being less icy and stiff as she is
She once confessed to her girlfriend Anna: Id
love to know how to touch and cure Scott with my fingers.
Massaging the head the palm of the gloves after a few seconds
a sound fades in, a white noise (recalling the sound of a
shell placed near your ear), whose pitch is mapped to the
pressure applied by the fingers. After a while an echoing
voice of a woman is added to the white noise to suggest the
singing of a siren. The sound fades out when the pressure
of the fingers is over.