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