Reference Flow

"Reference Flow" is an interactive installation where a number of illuminated EXIT signs, supported by motorized stanchions, rotate automatically as people walk past them so that they always signal escape routes to the left. If several people stroll through the signs they get disoriented as they try their best to confront each person with his or her left. The piece attempts to create a fluid architectural materialization of surveillance.

General info

Spanish name:
Flujo de Referencia
Year of creation:
2009
Keywords:

1 sign version

Technique:
EXIT sign, motor, computerized surveillance tracking system, slip ring
Dimensions:
variable
Edition:
6 copies + 1 AP copy

5 signs version

Technique:
5 EXIT signs, motors, computerized surveillance tracking system, slip rings
Power:
350W on 110-240V
Dimensions:
variable
Edition:
3 copies + 1 AP copy

20 signs version

Technique:
20 EXIT signs, motors, computerized surveillance tracking system, slip rings
Dimensions:
variable
Edition:
1 copy + 1 AP copy

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Conroy Badger - programming
  • Conroy Badger, Stephan Schulz, Pierre Fournier - hardware

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