Lightwell

Artists: AIT (Australia)
Collaborators: Helen Goritsas (Australia) / Patrick Huang (Taiwan) / Nik Sutila (Australia) / Adam Katz (USA) / Sharon Sanders (Australia) / Carlton Zhu (Australia) / Kwan Chemsripong (Thailand) / Kriss Mahatumaratana (Thailand)
Country: Australia

Lightwell explores the concept of collective expression and discovery. Participants work together using hand gestures to ‘splash’ and scatter rippling coloured lights over a textured brick wall, revealing hidden designs and animations.

Large-scale illustrations and images are illuminated by the scattered light-paint, and when specific sections of the wall are touched by the light, other gems explode into life, in the forms of small animations, short film sequences and vibrantly coloured, animated designs. Further interaction triggers an ambient soundscape – a collection of rhythms and amusing one-liners – to accompany the animations and film sequences.

The combination of colour, light, music, vibrant designs and amusing animations makes for a very entertaining wall that can be enjoyed by both participants and onlookers.