remarkable switching operation

July 6th, 2011

from the 6th of july on, as part of the “sommerloch wuppertal” festival, a light installation is on view from dusk until dawn. on two facades of an old factory building, lights have been installed and are being switched on and off by a tiny computer running a self-written program. with this software, the lights are not controlled by ¬†any kind of system, it is a loop of random decisions, which sometimes have no effect at all, as these decisions are made without regard to the current output.

The following pictures show the installation with all channels in the “on” state.

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except for the tiny computer controlling, all materials (lights, wood, etc.) have been recycled from the old building.

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