Svartljus: Internship Week 3
The past week was all about developing our ideas further. We are working on individual projects but we love to start our days to talk about the status quo and ask for input if we need some which became really valuable for all of us. You find us most of the time in BETA or in TAU’s electronic workshop. It’s about experimenting with the daily balance and while having a lots of freedom right now we enjoy moving between these two places to keep up the flow of inspiration, community and learning.
After prototyping the concept, three areas remain central to further finishing the real installation:
Looking for a place that is really eerie and gives a raw and secluded feel to display the installation. I went to Skt. Eriks to look at a location underneath a bridge, the location was perfect but has now been closed off by a fence by Stockholms stad.
If you have any ideas for galleries or locations or other places that would be really great?
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Sketching to find the shape that communicates that story I want to tell.
The pixelstick is developing and got 144 LED’s which is equal 144px in the hight (the first prototype had 20). To test the ability of the pixelstick I built a box and for the tech components and a handle to keep a steady hand while drawing. I used different visuals like pictures, typography and illustration to see which style fits the pixelstick. I realized that a black background with a bright color and a simple shape works best in a medium-light environment.
To create such visuals, I use Photoshop with the 144px as the document size and any width which fits my idea and export it as a png. The only step left is to creating a txt file out of the png and voilá. You can print in the air.
Right now me and @jonasjohansson are looking for writers, poets and typographers who wants to have their words painted with light in the streets of Stockholm for an upcoming project.
If you want to participate feel free to sign up for it. Read more about it here:
Open Call for Text and Type in Light
This week I have been thinking about how and when I can show the installation. The plan is to have an exhibition this summer in a small town - Sandviken, i.e. if things turn out to be normal again. The interactive objects will have a local connection and the audiovisual as well - I will figured out how that works together. This week I will start to build a portable construction where things can be hanging from, and be moved anywhere at any time.