A kinetic light machine presented as an installation with 2ch sound.

An ongoing collaboration between Labmeta and DFuse installed in the Wood St Galleries in Pittsburgh USA. The piece explores the materiality and temporality of light in motion as a machine prints light in space: A strip of LEDs is put in vertical motion by a motor, while the LEDs themselves are programmed to emit sequences of light in horizontal patterns. In the relationship between these two directions of movement, between light trans-versing space and afterimage imprinted on the retina, various complex patterns emerge. Dots, lines and curves overlap to create traces of movement, light and dark, pattern and disorder, harmony and dissonance.

The kinetic machine was driven by generative graphics system developed in Touch Designer that controlled the movement of lights and motors through a preset system and an arduino board linked to motors and LED strips.