This interactive installation occupies a large amount of space and employs the playful, tactile materiality of strings with the intent of inviting viewers in, literally. The projected light maps onto the strings to create various gestures and movements, but as viewers walk through the sculpture, the dancing light maps onto their bodies. This piece explores what it means to make art accessible to all people.
I used the software Sketch book known as Processing to create the light patterns.
Each light pattern was generated using a numerical input based on the Alankara scales, a set of patterns in Carnatic (south Indian classical) music that develops over three octave registers.