Achim Wollscheid - Nordpol bridge
  Year :   1999
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Installation
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Westpark, City of Bochum, Germany.





 
Improvisation
Visuality
Interactivity
Sensors
  Work Details  
  The last year of the actual planning process included the development of the (pedestrian) bridge lighting, which becomes the artistic issue. The glass of the railing left and right will be lit only if one or several persons cross. Each crosser has his or her own halo, which accompanies the crossing and grows or shrinks in diameter with in- or decreasing walking speed. According to the specificity of each movement the respective halo will program its own rhythm. When meeting or crossing another halo the interference of both rhythms will generate differentiated patterns. The movement of the pedestrians, recorded by a series of sensors along the bridge is interpreted by the computer as notes on a virtual score, while the additional patterns create the base for an interactive improvisation.(permanent)