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 visitor becomes one among the stars. 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 visitor is immersed in a unique experience that embodies the presence of everybody who was part of the piece while they are leaving their mark. Over time, MadArt will become an archive of people's presence and evidence of how all of us are connected to others, past and present. Spatialized sound accompanies the interactive visual experience to bring the sense of being immersed in a the natural phenomena that we are all apart of.
My desire is that such experience leads to answering the following questions. If we could glimpse the paths crossed, trails left by our fellow humans, would we see how we all alike shape our environments, the spatial memory of our environment? What would being immersed in this mesh of trails lend us in the understanding of each other and our collective experience?
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