Espills, solid light sculpture
Espills is a solid light dynamic sculpture. Built using laser beams, laser scanners and robotic mirrors, it is inspired by crystalline formations. A set of geometric figures that float in the air and which suggest, in an abstract way, the transmutation of matter from chaos to order. Dust becoming crystal, being eroded and becoming sand again.
Each visual representation integrates its own sound design through sonification algorithms that transform light into music, completing this alchemical landscape.
Espills is also a digital handicraft exercise. Most of the elements that make up the work, both hardware and software, have been designed and built by ourselves: robotic mirrors, light drawing tools, laser modules, audio synthesizers, scenic media... All this engineering was put to the serive of creating a playable live instrument.
This video documents the results of a research residency made at the Ateneu de Celrà theatre. The project is still in its initial stage, and it will evolve through successive iterations.
more info: playmodes.com/espills