Nuit Blanche: Somnium
SOMNIUM is a dynamic reactive display whereby the light, movement and texture of a single fluid unit becomes tributary to the beauty of the whole. To an observer, the floor-to-ceiling spires initially appear still and dimly lit, as if asleep. But upon approach, the fabric is drawn upwards, and a softer inner light kindles into brightness. Together the spires awaken as if from a dream. Here the expressiveness of fabric is explored through the use of pleats, folds, and layers, while mechanical movement parallels the lighting effects therein. The result is a mesmerizing installation that is just as effective with a few users as it is with many, and the experience is never quiet the same each time.