Luminous Sculpture is a light sculpture made for an interactive music performance created in collaboration with composer and director Timo Kreuser. It is a modular stage object with a shape inspired by a large horn.
The sculpture consists of a large cone divided into five separate rings made from nearly 100 unique folded triangle-shaped sheet metal boxes whose inner surfaces are covered with programmable LEDs displaying visual content controlled by the production crew. The setup has a versatile design which allows the appearance of the object to be changed to accommodate different stage setups.
The control program for the LEDs was developed in Processing and the object uses input from either video or OSC. Data is sent to the individual rings via Art-Net/DMX, a protocol commonly used to control stage lighting and effects in theatres and other stage environments.
To date, the sculpture has been used in two productions in Oslo and Berlin, and we are currently working together with the director to develop the light choreography for an upcoming collaboration.