Like the circle drawing robot Bowed, this one went to Venice Biennale in Venice, as part of Jaša’s Utter show in the Slovenian pavilion. Utter was sponsored by Arcadia Lightwear, providing lights for the installation. One of the ideas was to make the lights to follow the sound, so that poetry and music and everything would translate to a visual effect. I do not know if the problem was technical, financial, project management related, or what, but for some reason they could not provide a solution for that. So, the next one to call for help was me. This article is about the solution.
Here is yet another project that I made as part of a team assembled by Meta and that went to a show by Jaša. This time it was the Venice Biennale, where Jaša had his show Utter in the Slovenian pavilion. In addition to this circle drawing robot, I also made a custom sound to lights interface for controlling the lighting fixture of the pavilion. Hopefully it has its own page here soon.
This project was hugely influential in my life. In the summer of 2013, I was feeling not so happy with my life in Helsinki and, for some undiscernible twist of psychology, I decided to reset everything. I quit my software engineering position at Documill, gave up my apartment, threw away everything I could not not fit into a backpack, and bought a one-way ticket to Berlin. By incredible stroke of luck (not the only one I got during that very chaotic and magical period of my life), Meta contacted me again. It had already been some years since we built the first levitation machine. Now she was about to work on that topic again. As I happened to be about as free as a human being can, I immediately agreed to come to Ljubljana and make another, bigger and better levitation machine with her.