Persistence

Custom electronics, Phosphorescent wall


Persistence is a kinetic installation that explores memory and forgetting. Our most recent concept discusses planetary memory and the new hallmarks of the Anthropocene: endangered wildlife, melting icebergs, and deserted land.

As the robotic arm rotates across a phosphorescent canvas, ultraviolet lasers activate the underlying pigment - revealing a fleeting image. The clock-like movement of the robotic arm invites new opportunity to allow existing memories and images to fade - or to activate entirely new compositions.