Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde‘s Dune X interactive landscape of light was made for the 18th Sydney Art Biennale. It’s an incredible work in which a space is filled with hundreds of interactive lights and sounds that brighten according to the sounds and motion of passing visitors.
The Dune project has been ogoing for years and Roosegaarde’s company have installed these fiber lights in a numerous locations including a pedestrain tunnel and river walkway in Rotterdam, the Tate Modern, the National Museum in Tokyo, the Victoria and Albert Museum as wells public space commissions in Singapore, Eindhoven and Stockholm.
This latest installation is in the dark Dogleg tunnel in Sydney where visitors experience a real life ‘Alice in Technoland’ and will be open to the public from 27 July – 16 September 2012.
It looks incredible as do their other interactive projects such as Sustainable Dance Floor which generates electricity through the act of dancing.
Here’s what Daan Roosegaarde has said about the project:
Using new media, my interactive artworks trigger human senses to create a sensual engagement with their environment. Visitors become active participants, having a direct influence on the interactive artwork’s identity. Fused into an intelligent and sensual environment, the artwork becomes an extension of our collective social skin. Dune investigates nature in a futuristic relation with urban space by means of looking and interacting. I explore the dawn of a new nature that is evolving from technological innovations by creating interactive landscapes that instinctively respond to sound and movement. My works of art function as documentation of the dynamic relation between architecture, people and technology. My sculptures are tactile high-tech environments in which viewer and space become one. This connection, established between ideology and technology, results in what I call ‘techno-poetry’.
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