Forest of resonating lamps was a TeamLab installation that made part of Maison et Objet September 2016 edition.
When people pass close to a lamp it shines brightly and emits a tone color that resonates out. The light of that lamp is transmitted to lamps nearby. The light tone color will again resonate out from the neighboring lamps, and the color tone will go on to resonate outwards to the next lamps.
When a light resonates from afar it signifies the presence of people. Perhaps people will become aware of the existence of other people in the same space.
If a light comes from the other side of the room, it means that there is someone else standing there.
All the lamps, seemingly scattered out randomly, are placed in the space to form a continuous line when the two lamps closest to each other are connected with a line. The first lamp responding to a person’s position resonates to the two lamps closest to the first light, and these two lamps then resonate to their nearby lamps, thus forming a chain reaction by passing the entire lamps in one loop until the resonating action ends at the first originating lamp. In other words, the light responding to a person is transmitted out as one line of light, passing through all lamps only once per lamp.
The planar arrangement of the lamps is staggered in zigzag to fill a space, staying in a perfectly ordered grid. This is the first constraint. The second constraint is the height and width of the room and the pathway that people walk through, thus creating a “boundary condition.” The third constraint is that all the lamps, when connected to its two closest lamps three-dimensionally, form a unicursal pattern with the same start and end points.
The lamp shade uses the Murano Glass.
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