“Homographies” (2006) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

“Homographies,” 2006
Subsculpture 7
24 light fixtures, motors, sensors, plasma screen, custom software
dimensions variable
edition of 3, 1 AP

Installation view at the 2006 Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

An interactive installation featuring 144 robotic fluorescent light fixtures controlled by 7 computerized surveillance systems. As people walk under the piece, the light tubes rotate to create labyrinthine patterns of light that are “paths” or “corridors” between them. In Homographies the “vanishing point” is not architectural, but rather connective, i.e. it is determined by who is there at any given time and varies accordingly. This gives a reconfigurable light-space that is based on flow, on motion, on lines of sight,— an intended contrast to the modernist grid that currently organizes the court.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

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