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.

Creative Director: Qianqian Ye
Electronics : Josh Billions
Design/Fabrication : Dave Hull
Interactivity/Software : Harvey Moon