IAAC has been invited again to participate in the Llum BCN Urban Light Festival in Barcelona, an event that illustrates the capabilities of light, digital technology, movement, virtual reality or AI to be a intrinsic part of the cityscape and its ability to merge with the architectural design of the urban environment.
It is with great excitement we communicate that the IAAC is participating once again in the event. This time, our MAA second year students will present a site specific installation entirely designed, prototyped and installed by them, under the guidance of faculty Luis Fraguada and Cristian Rizzuti.
The installation is called “EOLICA” and transforms the people’s breath into light energy that activates an urban lot and the railways. Citizens become agents of transformation of the space, and control its transformation.
The installation is activated by people playing with pinwheels while their rotations get measured by an IR sensor. The RPM of the pinwheels gets translated into the lights that will flow from the pinwheels towards the back of the site in gentle waves that use a sine curve to generate the path on the warped grid of led bulbs.
The installation will be on display through the Llum´s weekend festival, between the 14th and 16th of february, and it will be located in the Poblenou neighborhood, at Alava Street 153 (Adif), a place that is crossed by a train track, which speaks of movement and the rush of wind, anticipation and collective experience. A field of light that is charged up with the power of people’s breath. A space we can transform, thanks to shared experiences, in a place of wonders.