cinimod studio: baby flutter at designmiami/ basel 2012
 
cinimod studio: baby flutter at designmiami/ basel 2012 cinimod studio: baby flutter at designmiami/ basel 2012
jun 21, 2012

cinimod studio: baby flutter at designmiami/ basel 2012

‘baby flutter’ by cinimod studio LCD screen, thermopile, custom electronics and software, anodized aluminum image © designboom

british artist dominic harris from cinimod studio has conceived ‘baby flutter’, presented by priveekollektie at designmiami/ art basel 2012. the project is a sequel to an installation of the same theme called ‘flutter’ which designboom covered here, and is an homage to the creative’s ongoing fascination with butterflies. this manifests itself as an interactive artwork, where ten species of the insect are represented digitally on ten small LCD screens, each one reacting to viewers by tracking and following their movements. this is achieved through custom technologies and software where the graceful creatures change from resting poses to slow-motion flight.

there are 10 species of butterfly in the series image © designboom

the project uses technology such as infrared image © designboom

there is one specific species of butterfly per screen image © designboom

butterflies follow the viewer on the screen via a tracking device image © designboom

dimensions: 275 x 225 x 62 mm image © designboom

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one of the species represented: the ‘blue morpho butterfly’ described as a beautiful blue neotropical butterfly typically found in south america, mexico and central america  image © designboom

the protective cases of the screens image © designboom

the projects showcased by priveekollektie as part of designmiami/ basel 2012 image © designboom

a video of the project demonstrating the interactive qualities of the pieces

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