Photoreductive Pixel is a modular installation build upon photosensors and LEDs arranged in an array. The amount of light falling on the backside is measured by photosensors, interpreted by micro controllers and displayed by LEDs on the frontside. Every pixel has its own sensor and light emitting diode. They can be arranged within modules of nine pixels into arbitrary formations by plugging them together.
This results in a pixelated layer as an abstract representation within a room that is based dynamically on light and shadow created by interacting with the object. Altogether Photoreductive Pixel is very alterable and adaptive to various situations. In reference to the New Aesthetic, a physical input is converted to digital output thrown back to the physical like an echo that gets back after being transformed to something familiar but different though.
Best of HfK Design 2012 @ Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus Bremen – Bremen/GER
B-Seite 2013 Festival – Mannheim/GER