DE/FLEKTOR: WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

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Whitney Museum of American Art: de/flektor

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Interactive Kinetic Installation

de/flektor is an interactive kinetic installation using linear actuators, mirrors, custom LED lighting and physical computing technology. It was exhibited during the opening reception of Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 at the Whitney Museum. VIP guests and invited artists for the Audi sponsored private event were the first to experience this immersive light and visual experience.

Responsive Tunnel of Luminescent Lights

Audiences interacted with de/flektor by entering its 30’ hypnotic tunnel of luminescent lights programmed to mimic the sense of speed and movement. Leveraging our skills in robotics integration, a 18' x 9 mirrored sculpture placed at end of the tunnel came alive with motors, custom driver electronics and software. Kinect sensors moved the mirrors and light to human presence crafting an endless universe of shadows and light deflected by interaction.

de/flektor was exhibited at an exclusive Audi Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016 private reception at the Whitney Museum of American on October 26, 2016 in New York City.





Light, Form and Movement

de/flektor features: • A kinetic installation that seamlessly merges with the architectural design • Linear actuators • Custom made microcontrollers to control actuators • Integrated sensor technologies for interactivity • High-powered LED strips react to human presence, triggering patterns and effects

VVOX Fabrication, a sister company to Volvox Labs completed the fabrication and physical computing build.



VVOX Team:

Client: AUDI Creative Director – Kamil Nawratil Producer – Pa Her Developers – Javier Cruz, Kamil Nawratil Fabrication / Physical Computing – VVOX Fab - Zyia Zhang Fabrication/ Physical Computing Assistants - Danara Sarioglu, Jason Rabie

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