sP: Describe your project.
carlos MONCADA: Chroma[RED] was an installation placed at SCI-Arc, focused on the perception of the object inside the space in order to stimulate people to experience a new recreation of it through interaction. Each individual experience made invisible tangible limits, developing a dialogue that induced the observer to create new limits and new interpretations of the space.
The behavior of the system was defined by different ranges of brightness and proximity, that produced multiple motions and velocities. In the end, the observer and Chroma[RED] established a conversation in terms of movements, light and ranges of distance which generated a new atmosphere and a new space. Chroma[RED] was composed by 74 components in translucent resin; each one of them was designed to allow the installation of four super-bright LED lights to create different levels of luminosity. In addition, it had a structure composed by 105 identical groups of three assembled acrylic pieces, which were capable of structural resistance. Three of these groups were designed to attach proximity sensors and servos, vital elements to generate movement.
This project encourages the exploration in fields of fabrication, interaction, physical computing, space and coding; all of them are focused on materializing virtual concepts in order to transform the space producing new experiences, memories and landscapes.
sP: What or who influenced this project?:
cM: Arduino 1, Macrobot (SJET), REAS.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
cM: Reading: PLENTY written by Yotam Ottolenghi. Watching: Tiny Furniture written and directed by Lena Dunham, Morrislessmore by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg. Listening: Sepalcure.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
cM: Kruysman-Proto, Ian Schopa, Filipa Valente Design, Ron Shvartsman, Anita_ZK, Diego Perez Espitia, Marius Watz,
Spike Jones, Miguel Arteta, LUST, Fabrica Digital.
Additional credits and links:
Luis Gerardo Tornel,Francisco Moure,Christian Santini.