Oscillation is an interactive installation that focuses on using sight, sound, and movement to spark community activity and social interaction into a once underutilized space The piece is made up of five parts that are deconstructed from a solid cube. Each of these units act as individual giant theremins so as one walks closer to the piece it plays different sounds and pitches based off your distance to it. This fun engagement creates a platform for people to socially engage with one another through the piece.
The crystal like forms appear as if they are growing from the bridge creating an immediate visual attraction. The forms are created using a voronoi algorithm which deconstructs a solid cube into sections that are placed throughout the space. This connected relationship between the pieces creates a cohesive environment even though the pieces are spread apart. As one begins to walk closer to the pieces a sound begins to resonate that changes pitch as the person moves around the piece. This theremin like interaction will allow the user to create their own sounds and music with the installation as their instrument. The piece then becomes not only something great to look at and take selfies in front of but also a hub for community activity that begins to spark spontaneous conversation between strangers. The playability of the piece begins to break down social barriers and get people to physically engage with one another in a once underutilized space. As Plato once said "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation," and these are the moments we pushed to create with "Oscillation."
With this project we wanted to activate a space that was once a pass through of the city. People constantly used this bridge to get from one place to another, but rarely stopped to see the environment around them and engage with each other. Our goal was to create a piece that not only got people to stop and look around at the beautiful landscape around them but each other. The work sparked spontaneous relationships, dance parties, photo shoots and more within this space that was once seen as a pass through or space in-between.
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