At Hand, CityWall

At Hand, CityWall 2010
Touch screen installation for MultiTouch screens
Digital files, custom software


The performers, whose hands are visible in the installation, represent different spatial relations to the city. Some of the participative videos were produced in collaboration with the Free Movement network and a Romani camp in Helsinki. -Heidi Tikka

In the video sequences the participants perform their particular ways of being in front of the camera, while the image is framed onto their hands. The system represents four randomly chosen pairs of hands from the video archive on a large multi-touch screen. Touching any pair of hands reveals a close-up image of the skin, which one may explore in detail by moving one’s fingers across the image. The installation was co-produced with the Crucible Studio at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture and m-cult and in collaboration with MultiTouch Ltd.


Concept, production, video work, Heidi Tikka
Software development, Teemu Korpilahti


Crucible Studio, Department of Media, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Financial support

Media Factory, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

In collaboration with MultiTouch Ltd

At Hand City Wall links

At Hand in the Night of the Arts 27.8.2010, video documentation produced by MultiTouch LtdAt Hand and Media Facades in m-cult websiteAt Hand in the Crucible Studio website