Wood · Aluminium · Light · Code
Meeting place for distant souls
Ground is a stunning light art piece re-thinking communication. An emotional lightscape as a reflection on the significance of belonging and on the way we nurture human connections. By focusing on simple tangible interactions it enables the thought of communication around digitality and the emptiness of social networks and digital mediums, instead Ground calls for deep connection and contemplation as colour and movement patterns evolve as lights turn on in the distant cityscape, a meeting place reminding us that we are connected, grounded.
The piece is composed in two parts, a light scape and a wooden dodecahedron. These are linked through Internet of Things technology and could be at any distance apart, the second piece looks for changes in the environment and on detecting these creates changes in colour and movement in the light.
This piece was exhibited at St. James Hatcham in London as part of the Goldsmiths MA / MFA Computational Arts Exhibition.
Some of the building and technical process is described in my process blog.