Exploring the interplays of light and surface, Radiant Flux greets participants with undulating and faceting reflections of their own forms while casting brilliant shards of colored light upon them, choreographed by their own movements.
Inspired by focusable mirror arrays used in astronomy and solar-thermal energy, the piece operates as 128 independently controled triangular mirrors - shifting in accordance with participant motion, with certain actions triggering pre-programed patterns. Colored lights shards are cast upon the viewers and their environment to be again seen in the reflected image.
Depth-based video is sent to Processing where individual motion is extrapolated. This is used as (or selects) a pattern, then sent as addressed serial values to a controller board, which in turn converts and distributes to a series of addressed signal boards - each handling sixteen servos.
The audio is comprised of sound recordings using exclusively metal, glass and water with additional sounds derived from recordings of solar wind, the Voyager probe and Apollo 10. The live sound is a combination of a pre-produced 46 minute loop and sounds / ambiance triggered by patterns and motion.
Materials: mirror, wood, metal, fabric, motors, controller boards, lights