Gravity is a collaborative application using buildings'architecture as a projection surface.
This real time interactive animation allows people to send sms text messages to the installation. The words are then embedded into geometric shapes, and are dropped from the top of the projection. The fall as well as their collisions with the building's environment are physics-driven, making interactions happen between the different sent messages.
The words are stacking, accumulating, rotating thus creating a structural and spatial "cadavre exquis" both related to the building architecture and the projection. Bystanders become actors of the installation itself, and are playing a role by customizing their messages with punctuations, long words or simply by answering other people's messages.
The application benefits from a specific sound environment, created by Splank Studio.
The geometric shapes apparitions, falls, collisions trigger sound events, whose volume is set by the words' length (ie its "weight"). The sounds are short, dynamic, spatialized and enhance the visual interaction with the building. Its stereophonic diffusion immerses spectactors and enlightens the poetic and playful nature of the installation.
Ouvrez l'oeil #4 - Pau - 14 Novembre 2012
Inauguration of the new headquarters of the OIF - Paris - March 18th, 2011
Festival of light (LichFestival) - Zebrastraat, Gent - Belgium - January 27th to 29th, 2011
La ville s'ouvre au monde - Médiathèque - Blanquefort - December 10th, 2010
Jeudi Multimédia #53 - Médiathèque - Burck - Mérignac - October 21st, 2010
Figures de l'interactivité - Poitiers - November 17th & 24th, 2010
ICT Events - Saint-Hubertus Royal Galery - Brussels - Belgium - September 28th, 2010
Update III - Gent - Belgique - April 16th to June 20th 2010 - 1st Price winner
SIANA festival - Nanchang,China - October 19th, 2009
Nuit défendue - Médiathèqe J. Ellul, Pessac - 2 Octobre 2009
SIANA festival - Palacio das Artes - Belo Horizonte - Brazil - June 30th, 2009
Mai des arts - Rocksane, Bergerac - May 29th, 2009
E.Motion festival - Utopia cinema, Bordeaux
De Natura Rerum - Drac Aquitaine, Bordeaux