Concentricity 96

Joshua Kirsch's avatar Joshua Kirsch

Concentricity 96 is an interactive LED light sculpture. To activate it, the viewer is instructed to grasp the illuminated white handle at the center and move it in or out, or towards the sculpture's edge. A powerful magnet inside the handle triggers 148 glass sensors called reed switches, which in turn activate nearly a thousand red and white LEDs. This creates the varying light patterns that you see. Central to the design of Concentricity 96 was the idea that all internal electronics should be visible to the viewer. Therefore, the resistors, capacitors, relays, and electrical wires--everything that makes the piece function--are not only completely exposed, but treated as part of the sculpture itself.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: aluminum, stainless steel, acrylic, magnet, electronic components
  • Width: 3
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 3