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Beacon

Light sabres, lasers and art all sounds awesome doesn't it? This month's winner has a flavour of all those things, but instead of us trying to explain it we'll simply let the winner Jonas describe it. One thing is for sure though, we can't wait to see it happen!

For a year or two I have been interested in creating installations using sensorial data such as wind, touch, heat, proximity etc. A step further is now making these installations self-sustainable so not only are they intelligent, but they do not rely on a power-grid provided by man, and further more, than can aid others and give something back on their own command.

Beacon MK1 was the first iteration of this as it is a lighting sculpture that takes energy from the sun during the day, in order to illuminate during the night. Each light could be turned of/on as each light was connected to a sensor, so there was a reactionary element where the lighting could be animated by visitors.

For MK2 I want to explore the concept further and provide by-passers with a power-source for them to charge their 5v-gadgets (such as common smartphones), and as well extend the sensorial variables making the sculpture take on more of an identity.

Funded by Stockholm (August 2015)