Studio DRIFT

Amsterdam | Since 2006

Flylight

Netherlands | Completed 2007

Studio DRIFT-Flylight
Studio DRIFT-Flylight
Studio DRIFT-Flylight
FLYLIGHT is an interactive light installation composed of a variable amount of laboratory glass tubes. The glass tubes that light up and respond to the viewer are inspired by the behavior of a flock of birds and the fascinating patterns they seem to make randomly in the air.
The lights can see their environment through sensors that translate the information into a computer simulation, which drives the electronics of the lights.

Ultrasonic sensors (like bats) measure the distance between the viewer and installation, so the ‘flock’ will react differently the closer you get to it or when more people approach it at once.
For us, the interesting part is the free will of the flock: does the group attack the viewers at once or will it split up and flee?
Each FLYLIGHT can be adapted accordingly to the space.

Materials: Hand-blown glass tubes, Halogen lights
Dimensions: variable / one modular part H 30 L 4 cm - this display: H 200 L 200 W 300 cm

Studio DRIFT-Flylight
Studio DRIFT-Flylight
Studio DRIFT-Flylight