Candle, color sensor, Arduino microcontroller, addressable LED lights – dimensions: 17m x 5cm approx.
1000 Memories of Light explores the variations of a candle light in time showing the change in space.
The light characteristic of the candle is photographed using a color sensor that acts as a 1 pixel camera. The recorded image is reproduced using RGB LEDs. The Candle is sampled 60 times per second. Each time there is a new pixel-image the previous pixel-image is shifted up in the LED strip of 1000 pixels. The last 1000 variations of light are in such way memorised and visible at the same time in the different LED pixels distributed in space.
Exhibition: Light Art Ensemble
Date: 12th-14th December 2014
Location: ex church San Carpoforo – via Formentini, 10 Milano – Italy
Exhibition: Lux Matrix – Tallinna Valgusfestival
Date: 18th-27th September 2015
Location: Tallinn, Light Festival in the latin Quarter – Estonia
Curator: Mario Caeiro. Producer: Indrek Leht