This installation was made for a festival of light in the Lenzerheide called Zauberwald. The customer was the local energy supplier EWZ. They wanted to exhibit something on the topic of renewable energies. More specifically about wind, hydro and solar energy that are produced in Switzerland. The installation consisted of six interactive objects, each of which represented a small power plant. My partner and I created the power plant that represents wind energy.
The object is a small relief of the Swiss Alps built with stacked wooden plates. A grid of glass rods is plugged into the relief. As an input device we chose a small helix in which it can be blown to generate energy. The wind produced by the user makes the glass rods glow. At first the light is red and then, when the energy decreases, it starts to turn blue.
Team: Lilian Lopez, Randy Chen