Robotic shadow play – Kinetic light installation for the opening act of the IHK Luminale 2012
“Shade of Play” is an impressive open-air installation consisting of two industrial robots (ABB IRB 2600 and ABB IRB 2600ID), which are placed in pneumatic transparent domes. Icons and map sections are attached to the outer skin of the domes and the robots move bright lights to focus those on the facade of the old stock exchange. This creates fascinating light and shadow plays. The movements of the robots look smooth and natural, but are precisely calculated to project the icons and map details on the defined positions. The Robot and light control was of course programmed in vvvv.
The MESO Team:
Sebastian Oschatz, Thomas Eichhorn, Nikos Mechanezidis, Friedrich Söllner