David Burrows



Interactive Installation


Programming by Pierre Gufflet

LUMEN employs indirect interaction, appropriating its narrative from the viewers around it, as their physical presence displace and animate shafts of light in a liquid filled aquarium. The interactive relationship is subtle and discreet. It plays an enchanting game of fascination with its audience, casting them as Narcissus, drawn towards a displaced echo of their own physical presence in the form of a responsive 3 dimensional auroral display. It is an object of fascination, presenting the phenomena of extruded light in motion, appearing as a wondrous community. It exploits the simple allure of watching ethereal form in movement and observing group dynamics. It inspires playful interaction, animated engagement and gentle contemplation.