Amsterdam Festival of lights Contest Submission
This installation consists of two parts that synthesizes to form a unique experience. The parent structure represents the large embrace of mother nature and the field of flowers on the ground, her manifestations. Each flower’s energy connects to the parent structure forming a responsive ecosystem. Each individual flower that receives human interaction, blossoms, illuminating itself and transfers the light via its root system to the parent structure creating a point of light for the person who initiated the interchange. As more interactions are collected the parent structure reaches her full illumination at which point the entire ecosystem rejoices with a show of lights.
This art aspires to explore a primordial and present form of biomimicry and to technologically question a concept that has never been more important than in our present age in regards to our ailing planet. We want to tap into a subtle symbiosis, integral to all forms of nature. Ancient and futuristic science believes that we can influence the rhythm of plants through an exchange of emotion and feeling. Nature and it’s processes have been our inspiration at every stage of the design. Evolutionary algorithms dictate the form and golden ratios are seamlessly weaved into the design.
The installation detects human presence by using passive infrared sensors (PIR) along the pathway. Similarly the flowers detects human interaction via PIR sensors on them. Each flower contains rgb LEDs and a motor to react to human presence and interaction, they will be supported by the parent structure. This parent structure is made of tensioned fabric on an rigid aluminum frame lit by rgb LEDs.