FLUIDIC - Sculpture in Motion Italy, Milan

FLUIDIC

FLUIDIC combines 8 high-speed laser projectors, a physical point cloud formed by 12,000 spheres and the interactions of its visitors to transform Hyundai's design philosophy "Fluidic Sculpture" into a vivid art experience. Seemingly random particles form a larger organized structure like the atoms of a molecule. Shaped by user interaction, molecules of light begin to swarm and aggregate. They are constantly in motion, reacting to the people who seek to engage. Ever-changing dynamic light sculptures are created, conveying the inspirational role played by nature and its ability to continuously adapt and evolve. FLUIDIC presents a form that is both flexible and solid, a flow with both a distinctive profile and dynamic motion.

FLUIDIC combines 8 high-speed laser projectors, a physical point cloud formed by 12,000 spheres and the interactions of its visitors to transform Hyundai's design philosophy "Fluidic Sculpture" into a vivid art experience. A liquid surface. Rising vapor forming a cloud. Seemingly random particles form a larger organized structure like the atoms of a molecule. Shaped by user interaction, molecules of light begin to swarm and aggregate. They are constantly in motion, reacting to the people who seek to engage. Ever-changing dynamic light sculptures are created, conveying the essence of Hyundai’s design language, the inspirational role played by nature and its ability to continuously adapt and evolve. The suspended point cloud particle’s positions are calculated with a help of a complex computer algorithm from the viewpoints of the laser projectors and create an impression of random arrangement. This allows the laser beams to reach all spheres without occlusion even deep inside the array. The laser lit spheres form three-dimensional graphics without any sweet or blind spots. Keeping the same density and intensity the FLUIDIC graphics enable their viewers to observe and interact simultaneously from every point of view. To analyze the positions of the visitors, their posture and gestures the installation incorporates multiple 3D camera tracking systems. FLUIDIC presents a form that is both flexible and solid, a flow with both a distinctive profile and dynamic motion. FLUIDIC was designed and produced by WHITEvoid as an interactive light art installation for Hyundai's solo exhibition in the Temporary Museum of New Design at the Milan Design Week 2013.

http://www.whitevoid.com/#/main/art_technology/fluidic

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Details

Architecture : Christopher Bauder, Anna Pilarska

Project artist/ concept/ design/ planning : WHITEvoid / Christopher Bauder

Structural engineering : Steven Morgan, Rüdiger Ihle

Light design : Christopher Bauder

Project co-ordination : Anna Pilarska

Descriptions

Kind of light creation : The suspended point cloud particle’s positions are calculated with a help of a complex computer algorithm from the viewpoints of the laser projectors and create an impression of random arrangement. This allows the laser beams to reach all spheres without occlusion even deep inside the array. The laser lit spheres form three-dimensional graphics without any sweet or blind spots.

Description of showreel : Christopher Bauder

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