A Vibrant, Violet “Transsensorial Gateway” Welcomes Visitors To The FuoriSalone

“Architecture and people are closely intertwined and through the creation of a space, the connection between the individuals within a space is encouraged.” This was the starting point for the “Transsensorial Gateway” installation at the FuoriSalone designed by noa*. The concept proposes a kind of light and sound landscape, which welcomes visitors as they enter the exhibition.

On either side of the entryway, a crown of structural light beams opens up, each one at different heights, visually amplifying the sequence of the 17th-century portico that serves as the setting for the installation. The result is a sculptural work that combines various elements, including light, sound and movement, in direct dialogue with people and with the space. The light reacts to the presence of visitors and at the same time interprets the way they relate to each other.

Through a ‘transsensorial’ mechanism, a light and musical score is created that is not only closely related to mass and volume, and thus to the number of visitors, but also becomes the driving force behind the installation.

The technical skill and know-how of the South Tyrolean company EWO has made it possible to translate the concept of interactivity into a functioning system of light and technology. The steel light beams are illuminated by LED units which are installed vertically and equipped with an innovative anti-glare technology called ewoLightTile.

The sound, by Ebner Film + Music, was designed especially for this installation and programmed to react to the diversity of situations detected by the sensors. It is regulated by loudspeakers placed in the exhibition area of the installation, while the sensors that control light and sound according to the interactions between people are distributed along the 34 beams.

Text via noa*. Photography copyright AlexFilz.

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