Forest of Resonating Lamps - One Stroke

teamLab, 2016, Interactive Digital Installation, Murano Glass, LED, Endless

Forest of Resonating Lamps - One Stroke

teamLab, 2016, Interactive Digital Installation, Murano Glass, LED, Endless

When a person stands still at close range to a lamp, it shines brightly and emits a color that resonates out. The light of this lamp becomes the starting point, and it spreads to the two nearest lamps. The light from the lamps transmits the same color to other lamps, one after another, spreading out continuously. The light transmitted from the lamp always resonates out at a bright light once, passing between close lamps, till all lamps have shone brightly once, and then returns to the first lamp. The light of the lamp in response to human interaction, divides in two, becomes one optical line through all lamps respectively, finally, meeting at the first lamp that became the starting point. If a light comes from the other side of the room, it means that there is someone else standing there. Visitors become aware of the presence of others in the same space. All the lamps, seemingly scattered randomly, are placed in the space to form a continuous line when the two lamps closest to each other are connected with a line. The first lamp, responding to a person’s position, resonates to the closest two lamps, and these two lamps in turn resonate to other nearby lamps. This forms a chain reaction by passing through all lamps in one loop until the resonating action ends at the originating lamp. The planar arrangement of the lamps is staggered in a zigzag to fill a space, organized by a perfectly ordered grid. This is the first constraint. The second constraint is the height and width of the room and the pathway that people walk through, thus creating a “boundary condition.” The third constraint is that the lamps, when connected to the two closest lamps three-dimensionally, form a unicursal pattern with the same start and end points. The placement of lights was mathematically calculated so that it satisfies these constraints. The variability of the lamps’ direction and the average angle that creates a three-dimensional route were examined multiple times in order to achieve the final placement of the lamps. The arrangement of the lamps is not only beautiful in a static way, but also in a dynamic way when activated by viewers. It demonstrates the space of a new era. The space is designed through digital technology and adapts to the movement of the people in it. ※The lamp shade is made by Murano glass (Venetian glass).
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