RELAY WALL

ambient light wall from Jason Hendrik on Vimeo.

Description: The ambient light wall is an exploration of message relay and networking. Through interacting with the piece, one almost gets a sense of empathy for the signal- the light can only continue if we intervene, if we guide it back to where starts.The entire pattern, the cycle of fading lights becomes stagnant without interaction, the sounds emitted from the piece are repetitive (still ambient though) and in most cases if the piece to left to its own devices it will eventually lose its “energy”.. Someone must intervene and rotate one of the wooden parts to get it going again.

The wall is built of wood, LEDs, Photocells, Arduinos, driver & multiplexer circuits, and some Max/MSP for audio.

Contribution:  Concept development, programming, Max/MSP and Arduino communication, construction and production.