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)