- Project Title
- An interactive sound and light installation commissioned by Destination NSW, and installed at The Rocks, Sydney for the VIVID 2013 Light Festival.
DIGITALIS is conceived as a genetically modified breed of the toxic plant Digitalis Purpurea. Low-tech recyclable materials are used in unusual ways to create an interactive presence: crumpled plastic cups become flower bells with glowing LED stamen.
This franken-plant responds to ‘threats’ on its territory in the same way as a rattlesnake warns off predators by rattling its tail. Each plant stem is linked to a proximity sensor that is triggered when people approach it. The activated sensor triggers a motor that vibrates the plant, causing its fluorescent cups to clatter against one another. Simultaneously, the plant’s dimmable LED lights glow brighter.
Project Team: Rana Abboud, Ewen Wright. Photos by Through Vin's Lens. For more , see www.codessi.net/digitalis
- Year of Completion
- Interactive Sound & Light Installation
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