spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon
 
spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon
sep 27, 2014

spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon

spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon
all images courtesy of accept & proceed + FIELD

 

 

london-based multimedia designers accept & proceed and digital art studio FIELD have collaborated on a hybrid-digital-physical kinetic sculpture, driven by data to mimic the effect of meteor impacts on the surface of the moon. ‘spectra’s’ levitating form will reflect the atmosphere-less quality of the lunar environment, with a transformative facade highlighting the actual magnitude of these small events, taking place across the universe.

spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon
reflective panels move based on collected data

 

 

 

the vacuum-like conditions of the moon’s atmosphere is a source of reference for the suspension of the installation. colors, material and reflection — easily manipulated inot hyperreal conditions within a virtual environment — are brought to the tacile world, fusing these characteristics from both studios’ digital work into the physical piece.adding a physical and tactile dimension to our work is something we’ve been keen to do for a while already.‘ FIELD describes ‘our works are very narrative and sensual; and digital was simply the realm that gave us the widest range of expression for this. we want to address all senses, so it’s a logical consequence to work with space, touch, and materials but keep the range of expression that we love from working in digital media.’

spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon
golden mirrored surfaces mimic patterns collected from the moon

 

 

 

part of london design festival 2014 and shoreditch design triangle, spectra is presented from now until november 11th 2014 in 43m3, accept & proceed’s project space in london.

spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon
the moving geometric panels float above the surface of the floor

spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon
‘spectra’ installed at 43m3, accept & proceed’s project space in london

spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon

spectra kinetic sculpture visualizes meteorite impacts on the moon
thin wiring attaches to the ceiling, acting as strings for which each panel is moved

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