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Framework f5x5x5 in Paris by LAb[au]

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 14.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Framework f5x5x5 at the Basilique de Saint-Denis in Paris, developed by LAb[au]

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.

'Framework f5x5x5' by LAb[au]

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.”

'Framework f5x5x5' by LAb[au]

“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.”

'Framework f5x5x5' by LAB[au]

The project was realised during the Nuit Blanche Paris Festival with the support of: Commission Arts numériques de la Communauté française de Belgique: Arcadi

to the LAB[au] website

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai Framework f5x5x5 in Paris by LAb[au]