INTERACTIVE ROBOTIC INSTALLATION - 03.2016
Chris Noelle has come up with a wrinkle that takes the photographic technique of light painting to the next level! He uses the precision and speed of an industrial robot to create “brushstrokes” of light in space.
"When I tumbled upon the robotic installation at Ars Electronica Festival in autumn 2015, I knew I have to get in touch with someone who´s on hold of these machanical toolarms. Chance was on my side when I connected with Johannes Braumann from Robots in Architecture. As he is giving lectures at the Kunstuniversität Linz and aswell the head of their robotic laboratory, the conceptual phase started in the end of 2015.
A couple of weeks later we had the pixelstick mounted on the big KUKA robot in the basement of KU Linz., Just two months later, my mate Gerrald vand der Kolk was ready with the long promised beta software for realtime livecapturing lightpainting, which was only a few days before the exhibition opening of "Creative Robotics" at Ars Electronica Center in Linz. The opening happened at the impressive 8K cinema "Deep Space" with a short personal introduction of myself and a liveperformance with a KUKA KR-16 generating realtime lightpainting on the main cinema-screen. The artpiece was then running daily during the exhibition for more than a month with great success. And those first tests for sure will be continued and enlarged."
FROM THE EXHIBITION @ ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER 2016
The interactive robotic AV-installation SONIC DEGREES OF FREEDOM was exhibited @Ars Electronica Festival 2016. We used the KUKA IWAA robot as the centerpiece of this installation. The robots seven axis movements produce varying current-consumption. The different tensions are transferred to an analogue…
EDIT BY TOFA
Concept / Idea / Realization: Johannes Braumann, Chris Noelle,
Customer: ARS Electronica
Johannes Braumann heads the laboratory for creative robotics at UfG Linz and co-founded Robots in Architecture.
Chris Noelle is a multimedia artist and active in the fields of projection mapping, interactive design and lightpainting.
Supported by KUKA Robotics CEE, Kunstuniversiät Linz
Master of Robots: Johannes Braumann
Realtime Mapping of Sound related Visuals and Setdesign: Chris Noelle
Software Lightpainting: Gerrald van der Kolk
Photos: Chris Noelle, Florian Voggeneder