Home Body // Star of Your Own Light Storm

“Set inside a windy, melodic shipping container, this interactive light installation will offer participants a chance to conduct their own stormy spectacle, controlling a plethora of lights through the physical manipulation of hand held faders, toe taps, and buttons. Using most of the same lighting equipment that Home Body uses in their own live performances, the experiential spectacle will be documented through video, with footage eventually cut together to create a music video for Home Body’s new song ‘Lightning’.” This interactive display will be in one of our Mobile Art Boxes this Saturday!

Fever-pop duo Home Body ignores convention with their vivid blend of electronic, new wave, and experimental pop music, performed from the gut with wild abandon and art-school-cool theatricality. Vocalist Haley Morgan and synthesist Eric Hantow play with light, sound, and movement to create a spirited synth spectacle buzzing with soul, shadow, and surprise. Haley Morgan is a performer and multi media artist who uses sound, light, and movement to foster deeper connections between people, spaces, and ones own intuition. She is the vocalist, graphic designer, and lighting conductor for nationally touring electronic pop duo Home Body, who have recently released their new album Spiritus. It was just released April 26 via Feeding Tube Records and Peace & Rhythm. Spiritus is available on vinyl, cassette, and CD, as well as via their Bandcamp or on all major streaming services like Spotify. They’ve recently returned from a 6 week North American tour, including stops at SXSW, and have a full performance schedule ahead of them including Green River Festival. Their official Spiritus album release show is on Friday May 3, 8pm at the Shea Theater in Turners Falls, MA! Tickets are going fast but available here. Haley Morgan is also one-third of the video art trio Tristatic, who collaboratively make work centering around themes of identity, friendship, and play. She lives with her partner and bandmate Eric Hantow in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Check out Home Body’s website, find them on Instagram @home__body and on Facebook, & also follow Haley on Instagram @haleystorm or Facebook!

On why participating in Florence Night Out is important to Haley, she said “I believe that art belongs in surprising spaces and can bring people together in meaningful ways. I’ve been smitten with Florence ever since moving to Western Massachusetts to attend Hampshire College 15 years ago.” We’re smitten with Home Body — we can’t wait to see their installation! In the meantime, take a look through some of their older photos: