The interactive audio-visual installation 'Lightrails' was a project that Strukt created together with unheilbar architektur for sound:frame Festival taking place at the Project Space inside the Kunsthalle Wien.
'Lightrails' is a light sculpture with the intention to re-define and re-interpret the exhibition room. An easy but effective mapping technique was used to create seamless projections on both sides of the object. Light-beams were triggered by the visitors and ran through the room, following the surface created by the sculpture. Each "reflection" of the light-beam was accompanied by sound. The speed and brightness of the beam was directly influenced by the force the visitors used when triggering the beam stepping on pedals on the floor. This also influenced the volume of the sound-effects. The audio signal was played back on a surround sound system that allowed a spatial positioning of the sounds and created a truly immersive experience.ounds to create a truly immersive experience.
The sound-design was courtesy of Digitalofen Audiobakery, which also created the ambient sounds that were pervasive through the room.
As usual, we have used our favorite real-time multipurpose toolkit VVVV to create the installation.
The construction of the sculpture was kindly supported by INDAT and the whole project was hosted by the sound:frame festival and financed by departure.
Thanks goes out to all of the mentioned organizations and all the individuals that helped us to realize this project!
Music by Architecture In Helsinki "Debbie (U-Tern Remix instrumental)"