Monolite is a lamp that combines light, sounds, distractions and evocations. It’s an architectonic interactive organ that creates a spatial and emotive "elsewhere".
At random times during daytime it reduces ambient light, and an electroluminescent fractal pattern is displayed through the upper cubes' surfaces. Cubes are placed at various depth to decompose the image: it's possible to see the pattern only from one point of view: in front of the lamp. This provides "distraction", breaking the rhythm of time and creating a moment in time and place. The fascination goes on if we decide to get closer to the lamp, because so we could hear "one minute of somewhere else", ambient recordings of an unknown but real place evocating images, landscapes, voices, feelings.
This project was developed by a team (Giovanni Mendini, Stefano Pertegato, Francesco Schiraldi, Eloisa Tolu).