responsive hexi wall fluctuates based on nearby movements
all images courtesy of thibaut sld




canada-based thibaut sld has designed thehexi’ responsive wall, a series of 60, mounted panels, which react to the movements of nearby people. the graphic designer’s self-initiated project comes as a collision of interaction, geometry and art, as the complex mechanical installation induces an aesthetically engaging result. the hexagonal panels situated on the surface of the interior space use real-time data collected from motion-tracking technology to decode and interpret the gestures and actions of a person within close range. using this feedback, the kinetic wall behaves in sync with the proximate participant; walking passed, jumping near or waving a hand in the direction of the ‘hexi’ wall induces a undulating swell and surge of independent motion. like a vision out of a science fiction film, mesmerizing waves of kinetic flow materialize in a rippling unison, countering the gesture performed by man in close proximity to the installation.


video courtesy of thibaut sld

jumping near the installation induces a wave of motion
each panel is individually fitted with the mechanics, sending real-time data about proximate movementshexi-responsive-panel-designboom-02
60 mounted panels make up the ‘hexi’ responsive wall