Lighting Design students from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim have presented a conceptual work about the future of light with the support of global lighting manufacturer Selux.
VIVID LIGHT is an interactive cloud of white nylon airbags, which hovers in the air over onlookers. Equipped with fans and lamps as well as interconnected sensors, the cloud forms the heart piece of their installation. To start with, all the airbags are identical but if you touched an airbag, it would inflate itself and begin to glow.
From this point onwards, the cloud responded to the onlookers and to itself. VIVID LIGHT rendered the onlookers part of the installation, inviting them to test it out and play with it. The constant changes demonstrate the different qualities of the lamp types used, for the purposes of direct comparison and as a compositional interaction. When observers stopped touching VIVID LIGHT, it returned to its initial state again.
Only non-digital techniques and industrial semi-finished products were used for the installation in order to emphasise how VIVID LIGHT only functions as a result of human intervention yet at the same time never remains constant because of this too. VIVID LIGHT and its users have a mutual need for and influence on one another.
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