Tuesday, June 16, 2009
In the 2007 project Flow 5.0, interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde created a 10-meter long space with two parellel walls composed of hundreds of small ventilator fans linked to audio and visual sensors. The result is a "pixelated" interactive surface that responds to user and environmental stimulus. According to the Dutch artist "Flow 5.0 is an interactive landscape made out of hundreds of ventilators which reacts on your sound and motion. By walking and interacting the visitor creates an illusive landscape of transparencies and artificial wind. Moving through Flow 5.0 the visitor becomes conscious of himself as a collective body, in dynamic relation with space and technology." In his statement, Roosegaarde admits a fundamental desire to link the built landscape more dynamically with that of it's users and environment.