⤿ 1000 Hands

User generated installation
Stereo sound

Available for licensing, screenings and exhibitions


Edition of 6 with 2 artist proofs


Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul

1000 Hands is a mobile app and installation that invites users to contribute line drawings to a collective, evolving digital work of art.

We brings the users’ fingertip-touchscreen interaction to life, extending their gestures into dancing, poetic musical forms. Together, the submitted drawings combine to form a harmonious chorus celebrating the living drawn line.

The app is full of surprises for users to discover, as drawing specific shapes reveals hidden forms, behaviours and appearances. Using shape recognition, the artwork responds acutely to user input, building on our ongoing exploration of synaesthesia.

The artwork was commissioned for Media Space London’s inaugural exhibition.


Creative Director: Matt Pyke
Developers: Mike Tucker, Andreas Muller
Composer: Simon Pyke
Viola: Annie Kerr
Clarinet: Merlin Shepherd
Vocals: Jenny Kosmowsky
Technician: Benoit Simon
Architect: Irene Shamma
Fabrication: AB3 Workshop, Other Fabrications
AV Consultant and Supplier: Bluman Associates
Producer: Keri Elmsly
Filmmakers: Giorgia Polizzi, Sandra Ciampone
Photographers: James Medcraft, Kate Elliot

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