Ars Electronica in Austria – An LED Marvel Performance


From the Vimeo site on the project:

lights on is an audio visual performance created for the Ars Electronica museum in Linz, Austria, which has a facade that contains 1085 LED controllable windows. The windows’ colors are changed in realtime with music that’s broadcasted on speakers surrounding the building.

visuals coded in openframeworks by zachary lieberman, joel gethin lewis and damian stewart (yesyesno). music by daito manabe, with support from Taeji Sawai and Kyoko Koyama. we made this in three days 🙂

the performance is approximately 10 minutes long. this is an edit. also, we’ve recorded the output from the software (audio / OSC) and this performance can be replayed in the future for events, etc.

special thanks to the awesome ars electronica / futurelab crew, (maria, wolfgang, andreas, ramsay, horst, gerfried, maff, christopher and everyone else), also iris mayer, carolina vallejo, and rhizomatiks for helping make this possible. also a huge thanks to the excellent technicians Multivision who installed this system: some info about the install here: / / / /

Check out this video – Oh, I want to do this with some good folks like these.  Dreams of living architecture always fill my brain…

Thanks, VJ.TV!

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  1. Jim, you can count me in any time.

    The one thing that is curious to me, Im not sure why this was a hack. If they could just convert the control signal to DMX, which I am assuming it was that or close to that to begin with, this could be easily just time coded with some careful cueing. Being an automation guy here I like to take the quick route.

    But it looks great.


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