Motoi Ishibashi & Daito Manabe have created an illumination installation called Particles which initially appears to be mysterious floating lights that create fantastic afterimages. This work centers around an organically spiral-shaped rail construction on which a number of balls with built-in LEDs are rolling while blinking in different time intervals, resulting in spatial drawings of light particles in all kinds of shapes. The illumination’s three-dimensional design, achieved through a fusion of the rail construction’s characteristic features and communication control technology, takes on various appearances depending on the viewer’s position. The viewer can select from several pattern-movements through a nearby display interface. Sound is generated from a combination of
LED flash pattern and ball position while played through an eight-channel setup.
Three videos follow – the last two were shot from my handheld camera.