Airborne Series

Shadow Box 11

“Airborne Series” (Shadow Box 11) is a set of interactive installations designed to animate literary, scientific, and philosophical texts on the subjects of entropy, complexity, chance and non-linear dynamics. As a viewer stands in front of the work a sensor creates a "heat map" of his or her body and evaporates letters of the text that scroll on screen and which become "airborne", generating turbulent movements. As the participant moves away the letters cool down and precipitate. The interaction fills the screen slowly, showing tens of thousands of letters, at which point the text fades out, and begins to scroll again from the beginning.

General info

Spanish name:
Al Aire
Year of creation:
2015

Airborne 1 - The Labyrinth of Fortune

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1444 by Spanish poet Juan de Mena
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Airborne 2 - Dissertation on the Art of Combinations

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1666 by German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Airborne 3 - Ninth Bridgewater Treatise

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1837 by the English inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Airborne 4 - Ars Magna

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1305 by the Majorcan writer and philosopher Ramon Llull
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Airborne 5 - New Experiments with the Vacuum

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1647 by French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collector

Airborne 6 - Thermodynamics of Irreversible

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1955 by Belgian physical chemist Ilya Prigogine
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Airborne 7 - Principle of Least Time

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1662 by French lawyer and mathematician Pierre de Fermat
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Airborne 8 - Hypotheses in Physics

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1902 by French Mathematician Henri Poincaré
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Airborne 9 - Autopoiesis and Cognition

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1973 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collector

Airborne 10 - The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

Technique:
Computer, 4K UHD flat display, Kinect One sensor, optional anodized aluminum and steel frame
Power:
300W on 110-240V
Room conditions:
Depending on the display, it performs better in a darker environment
Dimensions:
Variable screen size, typically 65 in flat screen in portrait orientation
Additional info:
Written in 1900 by Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla
Keywords:
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP
Collectors:
private collector

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Programming: Conroy Badger
  • Production Assistance: Guillaume Tremblay, Carolina Murillo-Morales

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