We Are All Made Of Light
“I... a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe.” ― Richard Feynman
We Are All Made Of Light is an immersive art installation about our interconnectedness. The installation utilizes interactive light, spatial sound and artificial intelligence (AI) to create audiovisual trails of every person's presence in the exhibiting space, meshing it with trails of other visitors from the past, present, and connecting them with future visitors.
The immersive experience emulates constellation in which every person becomes one among the stars. The natural beauty of the universe is evoked to reveal connections between us and the rest of the world that often stay hidden in the plain sight. As visitors move through the galaxy of stars, the light is extruded in their shape, living light trails of their presence across the starscape. Once visitors leave, their trails of light remain in the constellation and are added to the collection of trails that others have left behind. With every new visit, the number of light trails increases and reflects the growing history of the space. Each new person visiting the space is immersed in starscape filled with light that marks the presence of everybody who was part of the piece. Over time, the exhibiting space became an archive of people's presence and evidence of how all of us are connected to others, past and present.
The technological system driven by AI was developed for this project by computer scientist Mihai Jalobeanu. This system provides a new set of tools for shaping the experience that would not be possible otherwise including recognizing people in space, reflecting their presence among the stars and continuously changing the look and feel of the immersive content based on people’s presence and activities in space. In so, the algorithm was used to impact the evolution of the narrative. As a result, the experience of the piece constantly changes and the same state is never repeated.
Installation Art: Maja Petric
Light Art: Maja Petric
Interactive Art: Maja Petric
Artificial Intelligence: Mihai Jalobeanu
Software: Mihai Jalobeanu
Spatial Sound: James Wenlock
Spatial Sound Advisor: James Wenlock
Lighting: Kenrick Fisher and Jessica Roxanne Jones
Fabrication: Daniel Gurney and Jessica Roxanne Jones
Project Manager: Jessica Roxanne Jones