• Reactive Sparks

    Light installation in an urban environment, 2007

    A new display for OSRAM Seven Screens in Munich was created on behalf of ART+COM, Berlin. OSRAM Seven Screens is an installation of seven double-sided vertical screens in front of the OSRAM main office in Munich, next to the highway “Mittlerer Ring”, one of the most congested roads in Munich and Germany.

    For the display Reactive Sparks, the traffic on the street is tracked in real-time; each vehicle creates a spark which moves across the screens. The Waves in the lower part of the display represent the amount of traffic in the past few minutes. More traffic results in higher waves with faster movement. The installation conveys the idea of energy and movement translated it into a visual representation. The warm colours create a warm spot in the gray winter landscape. The display will run until April 2008.

    Work
    Idea, concept, design, Java and OpenGL programming

    Technology

    • 7 vertical screens with more than 750,000 RGB high-capacity LEDs
    • tracking computer with firewire camera
    • graphics computer for the real time rendering of the display
  • Fairytale

    Generative display for the Vattenfall building facade, 2005

    In collabration with Andre Stubbe a new generative animation for the 100 m² Vattenfall media facade in Chausseestr. 23, Berlin-Mitte, was created. The piece was developed on behalf of ART+COM.

    Small glowing particles are moving in the field of big, slowly gliding spheres. The accelerated objects emit light when they hit big masses of matter. A visualized dream of energy.

    The animation was generated by delegated behavior systems that are part of a selfmade simulation package. The rendering software was written in Java. The rendering time took approximately 8 hours for 3000 movie frames of 7939 x 4340 pixels resolution.

    The opening took place during the Lange Nacht der Museen on 27 August 2005. The piece was screened for several months in turn with screenings by Marius Watz and Lia. The screening was repeated from March until August 2006.

    Work
    Idea, concept, design, Java programming, rendering

    Technology

    • 18 back-projections on Priva-Lite® screens
    • projectors with built-in mpeg2-video memory