Miguel Chevalier “Magic Carpets 2016”

Magic Car­pets 2016 is a giant lumin­ous car­pet pro­jec­ted on the floor inside of the MK Cen­ter. This car­pet is made of dif­fer­ent vir­tu­al and mul­ti­colore graph­ic scenes inspired by emblem­at­ic forms asso­ci­ated to urb­an land­scapes in Milton Keynes which are very con­struct­iv­ist. The art­work bene­fi­ci­ates of a music­al dis­play spe­cially cre­ated for the install­a­tion and com­posed by Ray Lee. The tech­nic­al pro­duc­tion is by French firm Voxels Pro­duc­tions.

The vis­it­ors will be able to carry small alu­mini­um spheres gen­er­at­ing the music.  By using pres­ence sensors the install­a­tion is inter­act­ive — in a visu­al way this flu­ent uni­verse is impacted by the vis­it­ors’ movements.

The moves modi­fy the ele­ments’ tra­ject­ory under the feet draw­ing a new com­pos­i­tion which remains stun­ning.  Like a giant kal­eido­scope the spec­tat­or is immersed in a world of col­ors, mov­ing forms and travels into an ima­gin­ary and poet­ic game of optic­al illusions.

via designboom.com and miguel-chevalier.com