The f5x5x… sculpture is a kinetic and luminous framework conceived and realised by LAb[au]. In software development, a framework is a methodological tool based on re-usable chunks of code, code libraries or other software pieces to assist, to develop and to glue together the different components of a software project. In regards to the f5x5x... installation the term ‘framework’ refers to the installation's constituting elements, a raster of fix and kinetic aluminium frames and to the multiple operating modes of the installation, from a low resolution display to a generative and interactive sculpture. Consequently the term ‘framework’ can be understood as a way to manage conceptually and technically the sculpture’s sequential operating modes and the rules by which they switch from one mode to another.
The 16n - f5x5x... light sculpture extends the bi-dimensional screen space, by transposition of its pixel resolution to the physical space. The installation title indicates the resolution instructing the numbers of modules used such f5x5x1 equal one module up to f5x5x5 equal 5 modules. Here, f5x5x5 frames constitute the framework, a space built up by five modules of 2*2m, divided in 5*5 squared elements, establishing a matrix of 5x5x5modules. At the one side diffusing the light (white) and at the other side absorbing the light ( black ), the modules constitute a binary language (0,1) and a space of 125 pixels, allowing to transcribe captured data from the physical environment in a kinetic and luminous play _ in between opening and closing, in between transparency and reflection, in between light and dark.
Metalab02 History Navigator (requires the Adobe Flash Player 8+).