Light Kinetics In The Loop: A MediaLounge Collaboration
December 19-January 15, 118 Orchard
digital art specialist Miguel Espada creates a light installation inspired by the crossover between interactive media and visual aesthetic
Driven by a passion for technology and new media, digital art specialist Miguel Espada creates a light installation inspired by the crossover between interactive media and visual aesthetic. Light Kinetics in The Loop consists of 78 tungsten bulbs connected to a rack of 4-channel DMX dimmers; the installation is controlled by a physics simulator built with Unity3D. A piezoelectric sensor situated in the first bulb captures the force of a tap, generating a light particle that moves along the loop.
The initial impulse is regulated by the strength of the tap, creating a very natural interaction. When one hits hard, light moves fast and can overcome the force of gravity. When one hits the bulb softly, light falls slowly along the loop. All shades of the energy are reflected in the trajectory of the light.
Espada’s interest in the intersection between technology and visual art inspired him to develop engaging interactive and audiovisual experience in his works. In 2008, Espada founded EspadaySantaCruz, a creative studio based in Madrid. “We design projects where technology allows us to bring creative ideas to a new aesthetic dimension.”