Recently, after two years of work, the Brussels-based LAb[au] exhibited ‘Framework f5x5x5′, a 2x10m generative and interactive kinetic display, at the Basilique de Saint-Denis in Paris. The sensoric installation consists of a aluminium-plexiglas-structure which is illuminated by 6750 LEDs.
Here is how LAb[au] discribes the project:
“The installation ‘Framework ƒ5x5x5′ is an interactive kinetic light sculpture, extending the bi-dimensional screen space, by transposition of its pixel resolution to the physical space. Conceived as a modular infrastructure, ’16n_ ƒ5x5x5′ is a communication and computation system, propagating in form of light and sound, the events it inhabits. Presence and motion create and alter the transmitted data, and propagation of this data becomes a space-time parameter.”
“The project title refers to informatics’ modular workspace, called a framework. Here, ‘ƒ5x5x5′s frames constitute the framework a space built up by five modules of 2x2m, divided in 5×5 squared elements, establishing a matrix of 5x5x5 = 125 modules. At the one side diffusing the light (white) and at the other side absorbing the light ( black ), the modules constitute a binary language (0,1) and a space of 125 pixels, allowing to transcribe captured data from the physical environment in a kinetic and luminous play _ in between opening and closing, in between transparency and reflection, in between light and dark.”
The project was realised during the Nuit Blanche Paris Festival with the support of: Commission Arts numériques de la Communauté française de Belgique: Arcadi