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Light Catcher

Light & Sound Installation. Optical fibres, LEDs, Raspberry Pi and custom software.

“Light Catcher” is a dialogue between sound and light. The installation is composed of numerous optical fibres that interact with sound. Sound is the driving force, light is generating the space. An electric spark is igniting the reaction. Light is entrapped inside the optical fibres, reacting only to sound stimulus. Acting like a catcher, the installation absorbs and emits light. This results an emergent dance of light from the fibres and the reflections on the surrounding surfaces. The white light dominates the installation but shades of other colors exist to highlight an audio event, like the sounding French horn playing a minor second interval. The visitor is invited to walk around the installation and explore the different visual and audio aspects.

The project was created using C++ for designing the light choreography. The sound was generated in Pure Data along with acoustic instruments that were mixed together. In the final installation, a Raspberry Pi hidden inside, is playing the audio and controlling the LEDs using Python.

Festivals & Exhibitions:

Athens Digital Arts Festival Tribute, Athens, Greece (May 10, 2019 – May 11, 2019)
ICT Experiential Park at SNFCC, Kallithea , Greece (February 09, 2018 – )
FLight Firenze 2017, Florence, Italy (December 08, 2017 – January 07, 2018)
Oddstream 2017, Arnhem, Netherlands (October 27, 2017 – October 29, 2017)
#PostFuture Journey, Athens International Airport, Spata, Greece (March 08, 2017 – July 23, 2017)
22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2016, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (May 16, 2016 – May 22, 2016)
Athens Digital Arts Festival 2015, Athens, Greece (May 21, 2015 – May 24, 2015)
Art & Science, Athens Science Festival 2015, Athens, Greece (March 17, 2015 – March 22, 2015)

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Light Catcher at the roof of Loggia del Porcellino for F-Light Festival 2017, Florence, Italy.

Light Catcher inside Eusebiuskerk Church at Arnhem, Netherlands for Oddstream 2017. (Photograph by Menno van der Meulen)

"Light Catcher" at Athens Digital Arts Festival 2015

“Light Catcher” at Athens Digital Arts Festival 2015

Light Catcher at the official poster of Oddstream 2017 Festival

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Animated gif of the "Light Data" that are feeding the installation.

Animated gif of the “Light Data” that are feeding the installation.