VaporScape: Nike launch interactive soundscape in Hong Kong
Nike have collaborated with Chinese soundscape artist h0nh1m to create a state-of-the-art soundscape installation in Hong Kong.
h0nh1m (Chris Cheung) was tasked with translating Nike's Vapormax technology into sound. The resulting soundscapes use biomechanical technology to detect room humidity and audience skin temperature, which produced four layers of generative sound.
Cheung explains, "Vaporization is about the changing of state, thus turning liquid to vapor where it occurs in our body. We breath; we sweat; heartbeats hit and blood flows. That’s how the internal circulation work and regular the body temperature. The heat evaporates through sweating hence for the result. Our body work like an orchestra, the micro sounds are amazing.
Nike's Vapormax are designed to provide a lightweight, flexible wear that produces a greater energy response. The VaporScape project was created for NikeLab’s The Vision-Airs Pavilion in Art Central Hong Kong.