Mesmerizing interactive art installation made possible by tech
As art continues to evolve, artists will always find and utilize new materials in their work to successfully convey their vision. When new materials or mediums are discovered, they inspire newfound creativity that manifests itself in the form of artistic output.
One such technology that is being utilized by artists is the Brixel. Essentially, Brixels are infinitely rotating, variable-size bricks that are controlled by software and can act as pixels in large-scale and customizable artworks, building facades, and a range of other applications.
BREAKFAST, the company behind Brixels, also notes that the technology can display digital content and respond to movements of passers-by.
In addition, Brixels can be completely customized to any size, shape, material, and color depending on the project.
Recently, BREAKFAST designed an 18 foot wide by 6 foot tall installation that was composed of 540 Brixels. The piece, titled Brixel Mirror, featured Brixels that were mirrored on one side and black on the other.
Using a smartphone, operators could control Brixel Mirror to switch between a variety of content and interactive experiences.
For example, in one experience titled “Silhouette,” the Brixels that are directly in front of an individual standing in front of the installation rotate and create a mirror that completely matches their movement.
In addition, Brixel Mirror creates kinetic animations and displays information across the installation. These animations are created by rotating the Brixels from the black side to the mirror side to create letters and graphics with positive and negative space.
Art will forever be in a state of constant evolution, and it is interesting to see how new technologies become infused in the art-making process. Who knows what Brixel technology will inspire in the coming years?