The Metronome installation is one of the more reflective exhibits to come out of this year's London Design Biennale. The art installation, a collaborative effort between Alter-Projects and Servaire & Co, uses the senses to stimulate the viewer's memory. The Metronome installation is centered around a golden metronome that oscillates back and forth while diffusing a scent. Alongside the scents that pour from the object, Steve Lastro designed an ASMR soundscape as the backing track. Together, these elements trigger memories by unlocking the senses.
The Metronome installation, despite its fancy apparatus, was conceived to connect people on a basic human level. The engaging of the senses provides an opportunity for viewers to feel grounded within themselves—particularly in light of an, especially disruptive year. The Metronome installation is designed to help viewers reflect on past experiences to promote new ideas.
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