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"Impulse Momentum" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Impulse Momentum" (瞬间)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Relays, IR sensors, 8-bit microcontroller
DATE 2009
SIZE Modular (x1m) 294×37×10 cm | 115×14.6×3.9 inches
EXPOSURE Exhibited in "Pi", "Synesthesia"
CREDITS Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Zane Mellupe (production direction) • Chen Xin 陈新 (PCB design) • Yang Longhai 杨龙海 (production assistant)

One of the most visually engaging creations of the Liu Dao collective is "Impulse Momentum", which opens myriad possibilities with a complex digital interface system. The observer becomes participant as the extended panel where one sees a visual undulation coupled with an actual fluidity of light emissions react to the individual movements of the active audience member. The lights (red LEDs) scintillate in a response to whatever physical signal related to the immediate presence of the participant, an audio experience is brought to life in a symphonic manner which mirrors the highly complex visual composition of intricate lines which are interwoven on the PVC surface of the artwork. The asymmetrical design of the contrastive black and white “web” is visually intriguing, reminiscent of hallucinations made possible by early experiments of a metaphysical order by the early modernist school: the actual plane is a rippling surface which recalls amorphic geography. The lights once signaled cascade and the music emits a magical atmosphere, a magical seduction of the senses in artistic unison with new technology. The sound is sheerly acoustic, electro-magnetic relays responding to the physical proximity of the individual whom interacts with the work via infrared sensors that trigger the audio emission.
This visually hypnotic interactive work is one of the most intriguing creations of the Liu Dao collective experience. The mesmerizing correlation achieved between sight, sound and graphic composition emphasize the true potential of technological advent and artistic inspiration.

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