m0za1que 4x16, kinetic light art
system: generative
LAb[au], 2013

mosaique - French word for mosaic
O/1 - programmed system

Moza1que is a modular installation, a wall work, constituted out of 4 modules containing each 4x4 = 16 tiles. Each of the 64 tiles is motorised by a linear actuator with a range of 10cm. The individual control of the motion creates different three-dimensional reliefs of geometric patterns evolving following the logics of simple algorithm - programs - such as a cellular automata.

The illumination by three light-projectors in primary colours of red, green, and blue leads to a global white illumination of the tiles but their shadows appear in the secondary colours of light. These coloured surfaces appear and disappear according to the tiles' movement.

The artwork relates motion to colour through the phenomena of light; its reduced language - the primary RGB colours of light and its additive blending as the emerging patterns out of simple geometries and rules - refers to generative and kinetic art but its simplicity and the architectural dimension of the installation refers even more to an elementary art, un art concrete.

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