Pixel Vortex

2 pin screens, 919 balloons, 3,897 Auras

Description:

Pixel Vortex is an ethereal temple of play — a bioluminescent dreamscape of flying pixels. Upon squeezing through any of the multitude of openings of Osmos Pavilion you are immediately bombarded with LED balloons whirling in a powerful vortex of wind. The balloons swirl around the shimmering space, flowing up to the apex and back down. Persons enter and exit in games of hide and seek with their friends as they toss balloons around and play like children among the most technologically advanced balloon drop ever.  Visitors can gaze through an OLED screen window into the inflatable dance party, press their hands into pin screens, the entire installation transforms to the color of their aura, a photograph is snapped of this moment and given as a surprise gift as the person leaves the installation.

How will I affect the world today with my energy field… of dreams? of troubles? of service? of judgement? of empathy? of compassion? We invite you to affect and be effected. Taste another’s breeze. See their sound. Feel your color shift the “Osmos” Cosmos.  Welcome to the world’s largest mood ring where your energy takes flight in multiple forms. You won’t get this till later — this is where “a pin in the hand is worth two in the balloons” and “every aura has its day.” “May the auricle be with you.”

Location:

Randals Island, NYC | Panorama Music Festival

Commission:

Panorama, HP, Meta.is

Press:

Newsweek, Engadget, Forbes, Time Out, Cheddar, Vibe…