designboom_f5x5x5 - LAb[au]

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featuring framework f5x5x5, kinetic light art installation
article by: Nate Archer, editor

"f5x5x5 is a kinetic light sculpture conceived of and realized by the belgian design studio LAb[au]. the project was most recently installed in the basilique de saint denis in paris for nuit blanche 2009. The design consists of fixed and kinetic aluminum frames that can move randomly or be programmed for use as a low resolution display. the piece is designed as a framework, taking inspiration from software development frameworks. in the case of the project, the framework is a five by five module which is repeated five times to create the final form. One side of the work is white, while the other is black. The 125 pixel screen works on binary language and can transform captured data from the physical environment into kinetic actions."

text by Nate Archer, editor designboom

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