Réalisé avec Alexiane CAPITAINE, Minh BOUTIN et Jean-Baptiste KRAUSS au cours d'un workshop de 3 jours avec le collectif BRUTPOP . Le thème du workshop était “anti-bien-être”. Projet en perpétuelle évolution. Realized with Alexiane CAPITAINE, Minh BOUTIN and a Jean-Baptiste KRAUSS during a 3-day workshop with the BRUTPOP collective. The theme of the workshop was “anti-well-being”. It is an ever-evolving work-in-progress. Sheitan Shiatsu will be exposed at Prisma Media in April of 2020 and at Brut Pop’s “kermesse sonique” in June of 2020 at Gare des mines in Paris. The idea developed by the Souffrologues was to create an interactive game experience that would first promise to relax its user, but then end up doing quite the opposite instead : Images and videos were shot to replicate the cliché aesthetic of the “relaxing yoga session”, but were edited in a way to create as much visual stimuli and disorientation as possible, rendering the user confused, excited and annoyed. The first version of Sheitan shiatsu made use of one single interactive spring-mounted “yoga mat board”, one large flashing strobe hooked up to a piezoelectric microphone underneath the yoga mat, set-up in a way that the player’s movements would trigger violent bursts of light in the exhibition area, as well as loudspeakers and a video projection driven by a computer. When a new visitor enters the play area, a game session is launched on the computer. As the player tries to mimic the yoga poses in the video-game, a makey-makey board installed under the yoga mat detects the user’s balance - or rather, imbalance - and triggers inputs to the computer. These inputs decrease the player’s “lives” which are initially set to 100, and decrement until they hit 0, at which point the game ends, and the player’s playtime is recorded on a scoreboard. The game is set-up in a way that makes it nearly impossible to finish without losing, thus ensuring the annoyance of even the best players. The player who can last the longest is the winner. On other occasions, Sheitan Shiatsu made use of headphones and no strobe-lights, or different size “yoga mats”.