This multi-sense-installation at the interface between science and art expands the limits of our conventional perception space. Information about events remote in time and space can be experienced with different senses in a walk-through light and sound installation. Sensors transmit real-time data from the sea into the exhibition space via radio signal, where they can be perceived as constantly changing waves of blue LED light and sound moving through the exhibition space. These sound and light signals derived from live wave data are contrasted and layered with sound and light information resulting from historic climate data (e.g. sea level, wave frequency and amplitude, current strength, CO2 level) including historical storms, which are being analyzed and translated into coded animations of light which move in alignment with the percussive sounds. Thermosensors in the exhibition space itself detect heat radiated by the visitors and the information is used to modify the sounds and light patterns, so that the visitors experience direct interaction with the installation – a microclimatic analogy to man’s influence on world climate. A constantly changing atmosphere of sound and light is created in which the participants can experience the fragility of their environment in relation to their own presence in space.

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