In the context of Le Voyage à Nantes, Stereolux presents PARTICLES / Daito MANABE & Motoi ISHIBASHI

This is an art installation which is able to create a visionary beautiful dots pattern of blinking innumerable illuminations floating in all directions on the air. The number of balls with a built-in LED, pass through one after another on the rail "8-spiral shape." We see this phenomenon like "the light particle float around" because the balls radiate in various timing.

The position of each ball is determined via total of 17 control points on the rail. Every time a ball passes through one of them, the respective ball's positional information is transmitted via a built-in infrared sensor. During the time the ball travels between one control points to the next, this position is calculated based on its average speed. The data for regulating the balls' luminescence are divided by the control point segments and are switched every time a ball passes on a control point.

Planning and software development: Daito Manabe (4nchor5 La6, Rhizomatiks)
System design and hardware development: Motoi Ishibashi (4nchor5 La6,Rhizomatiks, DGN)
Rail structure design and production: Seiichi Saito (Rhizomatiks) and Youichi Sakamoto (Rhizomatiks)

June 30 - august 19 2012
Stereolux à La Fabrique
4 bd Léon Bureau 44200 Nantes

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