Stainless Steel, Polycarbonate, Speakers, Sensors, Custom software and hardware
Ø is an interactive sound and light installation consisting of a series of stainless steel sculptures. These sculptures, shaped like spheres, vary in size from 40 to 90 centimetres in diameter.
The inspiration for the installation is based on the connection between the simplicity of the sphere’s shape and the sine wave in music and their mathematical relationship:
The tone of each sphere is directly related to its size and shape, creating an aesthetic and mathematical relationship between sound and physical form.
The installation consists of several spheres of different sizes, each with its own unique tone. This variety allows visitors to use the sculptures as a kind of sound and light instrument, either alone or in harmony with others. By moving between the spheres, visitors can create different compositions and explore the different nuances and harmonies of sound.
Interactive light plays an equally important role in the experience of the work and in communicating this context: the interaction between the audience and the work is designed to respond to the proximity of the visitors. When a person approaches a sphere, it triggers a sensor that detects the distance between the visitor and the sculpture. The sphere then emits a sound, the volume of which varies according to the distance between the visitor and the sculpture. Simultaneously with the sound, a bright light is projected from the centre of the sphere down to the ground where it stands.
When there is no interaction, the spheres glow with a dimmer, pulsating coloured light from within. The purpose of the work is to aesthetically present and demonstrate a simple principle and allow visitors to freely explore its potential.
The installation invites interaction, creativity and play, where the audience can discover and unfold a world of sound and light through the harmonious interplay of the spheres’ shapes, sounds and movements.
Copenhagen Light Festival Skt. Annæ Plads, 1250 Copenhagen (In front of Hotel Skt Annæ)
Supported By The Danish Arts Foundation and Hotel Skt. Annæ