The Particle

The Particle is a kinetic sculpture that experiments with colour, sound, and movement. The continuous rotation, speed, and light of the sculpture define the spatial structure of the object in its creation of POV (Persistence of Vision). The translucent skin created from the moving light becomes visible, creating shape and volume, both inside and outside the object. Light emerges from the limited movement of each of the rings. The sculpture forms and reacts by generating events that modulate the sound and space, constantly changing atmosphere and perception. The vibration of sound, colour and visual patterns evolve into chaos or order according to evolutionary algorithms that govern it. Concurrently, the object is a space for sensory and synesthetic experience—a body with its own internal resonance. The Particle is inspired by both the origins of life and the combination of chaos and order that produces structures. By using light and sound, the work recreates a succession of stable and unstable moments.

The Particle is a piece kindly supported by the arts production centre and the Strobe Festival.

The Particle was created in 2010 and has been exhibited internationally in more than ten museums, art centres, and festivals such as Ars Electronica 2011 (Linz), FADE Festival (Girona), Phaeno Science Center (Germany), Kernel Festival (Italy), LEV Festival (Gijón), Kinetica Art Fair (London), The Arc show (London), VAD Festival (Girona), and Mapping Festival (Geneva), among others.

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applied technologies

  • RGB leds, robotics and kinetic
  • Custom electronics for led and communication
  • Custom software for sound and light generation
  • Surround sound