BEACON

AN INTERACTIVE KINETIC LIGHT INSTALLATION CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH DESIGNER CHRIS O'SHEA.

DUBLIN, IRELAND – 2009

Beacon is a kinetic light installation with a mind of its own. An array of emergency beacon lights interacted with visitors tracking their movement through the space  creating an immersive and playful experience. 

 

First shown at the Lightwave 2009 exhibition at the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, the installation was later displayed at London’s Kinetica Art Fair 2009.

The installation exploited a transfer of technologies from existing industrial products. The beacon lights had their internal parts replaced with custom hardware, enabling the rotation of the reflector and lamp brightness to be individually controlled. Thermal imaging cameras had been adapted to track the participants’ movement through the space.

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN & KINETICA ART FAIR

CLIENT

Trinity College Dublin; Kinetica Art Fair 2009

 

DESIGN, CONCEPT & PRODUCTION

Cinimod Studio & Chris O'Shea

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

White Wing Logic

THERMAL IMAGING

Thermitrack

CLIENT

Trinity College Dublin; Kinetica Art Fair 2009

 

DESIGN, CONCEPT & PRODUCTION

Cinimod Studio & Chris O'Shea

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

White Wing Logic

THERMAL IMAGING

Thermitrack