The Light Shower is an interactive installation that allows the viewer to produce and manipulate the light. The appearance of light and the change of colour is reinforced by the movement while the intensity of it varies depending on the distance of the viewer’s hands. The interactive aspect of the installation highlights the subjective nature of the interaction with the phenomena pointing to an alignment between nature and technology.
The projector becomes a sensitive membrane through the use of the HC – SR04 Ultrasonic sensor. The lights are produced by multi-coloured LEDs that respond to the movement through Arduino that is connected to the electronic set-up and incorporated into the projector.
The installation invites intuitive interaction as the natural ‘noise’ on the way of the signal interferes with the flawless correspondence between the movement and light change. Thus the control of the light encounters the invisible barriers and posits the limits to the viewer’s manipulation. In this way, the use of the sensory technology not only enables the process within the installation but incorporates and reintroduces the concept of the piece offering further unpredictability of response.