1 public park, 81 voice activated LED balloons, 972 feet of vectran line
81 wirelessly controlled LED balloons create a floating pixel forest, an outdoor canopy of balloons. The installation is voice activated live by Leah Siegel of Leisure Cruise — her beautiful voice echoing like a choir of angels. Dressed in white, she walks through the forest painting the balloons with her voice. Wind patterns reveal as the balloons shift simultaneously like a school of fish, a flock of birds, or cattails blowing in the wind. As the wind settles the balloons rise again to reveal a strict grid of light, a pixelated video screen which showcases dynamic color patterns, gradients, and washes. Visitors are escorted into the forest and lay among the stars like orbs of light.
Austin, Texas; Black Rock City, Nevada; Maui, Hawaii
SXSW, Burning Man Arts Festival
Vice Magazine, The Creators Project, The Discovery Channel, Cover Page of SXSW.com
Artist: Jon Morris
Collaborators: Lumigeek and Robert Bose
Performance: Leah Siegel of Leisure Cruise
Programming: John Taylor & Joe Joe Martin
Rigging/Crew: Anthony Vitale, Dave Pakenham, Derrick Jones.
Photography: Aaron Rogosin
Special Thanks to Rachel Veroff, Brittany Guy, Chris Sonnier, and SXSW Eco Light Garden.