Light Path

January 2019

The work is the result of studying the connection between digital and physical environments through the language of movement of urban landscapes: objects and infrastructures.

Using trekking systems as well as digital and artistic methods, the movement of harbor cranes is interpreted by means of a code into the trajectory of the KUKA KR-16 robotic system.

The addressable LED strip installed on the robot acts like a brush and allows post-processing to fix the temporal pattern left by the light like a long exposure effect.

By extrapolating data from the urban environment, the performance reflects the day-to-day dynamics of a port city. The robot acts as a translator that reproduces movements from the outside world into an automated mechanical score.

Project by Zhiyong Yang, Julia Pigenko, Evgeniy Lukuta, Daria Litvinenko
Led by Raimund Krenmueller and Edouard Cabay

Made in Far Eastern Federal University, –Da. Master Program in Digital Art. School of Digital Economics.