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Pixi light installation

WERC created a digital organism, inspired by the complex patterns that exist in nature, such as flocks of birds and schools of fish. With Pixi, WERC wants to find out whether a technical natural phenomenon can imitate the complex aesthetics of nature, and whether the installation can interact with that nature. The Pixi was designed to be self-sufficient; able to survive in a natural environment. Pixies make their own choices, but they are also influenced by environmental factors from nature. Each Pixi contains a pulsating light. When we observe only a handful of Pixies, there are no discernible behavioural patterns. However, when we step back and look at them from a distance, the connections in the flock become clear and visible. A group intelligence arises that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Pixi is a light installation of Groningen based artist collective WERC, supported by the province of Drenthe (the Netherlands) commissioned by staatsbosbeheer.

Accumulation Installation

Installed new artwork "Accumulation" at the main gate of Le Meridien Seoul "Accumulation" symbolizes the history from Ritz Carlton Seoul to Le Meridien Seoul. The LED light tunnel expresses the accumulation of time. The composition of the frames concretes continuity and shows the locational context. "Accumulation" has six sequences and each movie has the original theme like "Rise", "Flow", Accumulation", "Dimension", "Light" and "Overlap".

Ascent light sculpture

Using nature as a basis for aesthetic, Ascent is an interactive installation that both blurs and highlights its surroundings. A mesmerising sight of smooth lines and soft light, the sculpture creates a harmonious relationship between human aesthetic and natural landscape. Intimately connecting it to its site, Nocte’s abstract reinterpretation of the mountainous backdrop was the visual focus of The North Face NightRay Fest. In collaboration with Octagon, we were able to connect with likeminded individuals. Attendees tweeting #neverstopexploring were invited to interact with and influence the behaviour of the geometric visual.

Motion based Interactive Installation

The Arrow of the sculpture points down, to awaken minds to check out what is going on in the Unda. It is not just about feeding on mass media and blindly doing what we're told without doing our own research, but digging deeper into life below the surface. The visuals are triggered by sound and controlled by hand gestures. I made the Tetrahedrons Origami in 3 days and wrote 1336 lines of code in one night to make this happen. Leap Motion was used for hand movements. 

HYPERJUMP Kinetic light sculpture

Kinetic light sculpture by Tundra collective. First Cadets Corps, St.Petersburg, Russia, December 2014 “Hyperjump” was created as a site-specific work for one of the halls of the former First Cadets Corps, which is now being reconstructed as a study spaces of Saint-Petersburg State University. The nineteenth-century hall has a sports ground with a basketball court , built here in a soviet time. “Hyperjump” explores the idea, set by this paradoxical combination: the basketball court, representing the physicality, we have from the nature, together with the architecture of the classicism period, the symbol of the human rationality. 25 moving head light beams on a truss stands and a powerful sound system were installed along the hall. While the light sculpture started to move, the electronic light devices came to life, turning into the actors themselves, bringing the light, shut in the strict geometry back, to its unpredictable nature.

Interactive unfold of a music score in space

Electroluminescent thread, electronic, piano Disklavier Yamaha DC6XE3PRO. Portée/ is a collective multi-sensorial experience. Through a poetic wandering visitors of the church are invited to explore the spacial & interactive qualities of music. When they touch and trigger vibrations of luminous threads tensed inside the church, the notes associated to each thread are played on an electro-mecanic grand piano.

ICEBERG Interactive installation in Brussels

Iceberg is a playful immersive work that tells the story of an iceberg, from its calving into Arctic waters to its final melting near a southern shore. In their natural state, the crevasses within an iceberg resonate like gigantic organ pipes whose tonalities change as the iceberg gradually melts. Inspired by this monumental natural musical instrument, Iceberg consists of a series of illuminated metallic arches that each produce a particular sound. Arranged as a tunnel, the arches beckon visitors to enter, listen to and play this giant organ, whose notes and light travel from end to end of the musical corridor. Human activity “warms up” these ice monuments and transforms their original nature into a visual and auditory symphony.

An Interactive Moon Sculpture with Light Bulbs

The piece features 5,500 bulbs turned into a glowing orb that hangs from an arched structure over a wooden circle. As the piece is meant to represent the moon, the public are able to manually change the phases of this globular body, turning a wheel so the piece becomes an exploration of "the whimsical and alluring nature of our nearest celestial body," explain the artists.

"The sculpture draws on the universal familiarity of moonlight to all people," they continue. Like previous examples in their sculpture series, including Cloud and Solar Flare, the sculpture makes tangible the supernal bodies that hang in the sky above us, bringing them closer while maintaining their stately allure. "While the brightness of the sculpture is enchanting, for us as artists, the real epiphany of working on this sculpture came from recognizing the incredible value of darkness in relation to a work characterized by light," they explain.

First Glowing Lines Smart Highway

Smart Highways are interactive and sustainable roads of tomorrow by designer Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure. The first Smart Highway is Glowing Lines which are lines that charge at day-time, and glow at night for eight hours. Here the landscape becomes energy-neutral and a poetic experience. The first pilot of Glowing Lines has been realised at N329 in Oss (NL) and will be further launched international. New designs include ‘Dynamic Paint’, ‘Interactive Light’, ‘Induction Priority Lane’ and ‘Road Printer’. The goal is to make roads which are more sustainable and interactive by using light, energy and road signs that automatically adapt to the traffic situation. The collaboration between Roosegaarde and Heijmans is a true example of innovative industries. The design and interactivity from Studio Roosegaarde and the craftsmanship of Heijmans are fused into one common goal: innovation of the Dutch landscape.