WeMakeColors II

network connected interactive light

A project by Marco Brianza

WEMAKECOLORS II is a network of artworks composed of small matching devices which dynamically generate random colors triggered by the light variation nearby. The artworks will be produced in a workshop under the guidance of Italian artist Marco Brianza. 

Each device is made of two light pixels: one depends on the local light sensor, the other receives the color from another device of the network. When a light variation occurs, the device generates a new color, displays it and sends it to all the other devices of the network connected to Internet via WiFi. Since the light sensor is accessible, an active interaction with the work is possible, but reduced to the minimum: the user can decide when, but not what, color is produced. As this interaction happens not only locally but also remotely, a minimal social network is created.

This work is a modification of the 2016 WEMAKECOLORS project, which allowed only passive interaction and reflected on the ontological essence of communication. This 2018 version is minimally interactive and focuses on the reciprocal influence we apply to one another. We are all connected and what we do here propagates somewhere and vice-versa. We are influencing and being influenced at the same time. This also means that we live both in our places, as well as in others.

Based on a deep aesthetical consideration, the artwork explores the possible palette of colors produced by LEDs and becomes an infinite color study: the two pixels produce an “interaction of color” limited in space, but unlimited in time. The project is open source, meaning that the artist is not the only one entitled to produce it - anyone can make, or modify. the design, while ascribing the original idea to the artist.

During the workshop, each participant will build her/his WEMAKECOLORS II, by assembling the components provided by the artist, welding some wires and programming the electronic Arduino board, for which it is recommended that participants bring their own laptops.

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Picture: © Marco Brianza



WeMakeColors II

18. März 2018, 15:00–18:00 Uhr

Teilnahmegebühr 90 Euro   » Tickets hier


Frankfurter Westend Galerie, Arndtstraße 12, 60325 Frankfurt am Main

Das Projekt wird unterstützt von

Frankfurter Stiftung für deutsch-italienische Studien

Frankfurter Westend Galerie

© Marco Brianza

© Marco Brianza

© Marco Brianza

© Marco Brianza