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Bēhance

FLOE: a kinetic glass sculpture

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    “Floe” is a collaborative act between four artists and designers from the Royal College of Art, London. The piece is inspired by formations and movement found in nature.
     
     
    Floe, embodies the shape and movement of ice drifting on the surface of the North Atlantic.
     
    The glass structure is combined with a simple wave movement and light bringing life to the piece. An interactive element was essential to the project; the audience influences the movement and light intensity with their presence.
    This is the first prototype of an on going project, using a continuous rotation servo motor(+arduino), a distance sensor to track the presence of the audience in the environment changing the speed of rotation accordingly. A single beamer as a light source adds another layer to the whole - that being random shapes created on the walls as a result of light rays reflecting from/breaking through extremely thin glass layers.
     
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    documentation by Remy Valton
    video & sound editing by Ozgun Kilic
    Soundtrack: Monolake- Unstable Matter (mixed)