Interactive Light and Sound Installation Plays Like a Guitar

Resonate, an interactive sound and light installation, entertained audiences in Frankfurt, Germany at the opening party for this year’s biennial festival of lighting culture known as Luminale 2012. The responsive structure is the combined efforts of students studying master programs – “Interior Design – Spatial Communication” and “Sound Art – Composition” at University of Applied Sciences Mainz and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, respectively. Using digital LED light and sound, the collaborative piece allows visitors to interactively transform the sculptural light installation into performance art.

The audiovisual project presents an intertwining stretch of white elastic strings forming morphed cylinders that seem to mimic cooling towers in an alternate, digital universe. The complex string structure illuminates in the dark and reacts audibly when plucked, similar to a musical instrument. Like a wildly responsive rave, Resonate playfully invites spectators to do more than simply observe. This is one exhibit that doesn’t have a “Do Not Touch” sign.

Photo credits: Thomas Wolf, Martina Pipprich
Resonate website
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Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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