You can’t even stroll into an Ibiza megaclub for a night of stonking electronica without encountering an app-powered sound installation nowadays.
At least, that’s what you’ll find if you visit Space Ibiza between 5 July and 20 September this summer. Techno legend Richie Hawtin is holding a solo residency there, complete with an installation called ENTER.Interakt.
Smudge. is its app, complete with the full-stop at the end, developed by longtime Hawtin collaborators Liine.
It lets visitors “twist, pull and warp Smudge to shape a step in the sequence of audio/visual events in the room”. But it also works elsewhere: “Create your own sequences, or connect with others near you automatically.”
It sounds good fun, although we’re guessing there’s no feature to request that Hawtin spin Jive Bunny on his wheels of steel. Perhaps someone could hack it…