The Path (2004)
Interactive light installation
Lights, sensors, electronics, luminescent materials
As a viewer enters the darkened installation space, they pass by a motion sensor and trigger a spotlight. The spotlight is aimed at a small spot on the floor that is painted with special glow-in-the-dark paint. As the viewers pass by the sensor and trigger the light, the light “charges” this spot on the floor for a few seconds. Viewers are encouraged to walk towards the glowing spot, allowing the first light to time off. As they make their way towards this spot, they will trigger another light to illuminate and charge another spot, for a few seconds, at another location in the room. On their route to the third spot, they will trigger a fourth spot, and so on. The Path leads the viewers through the space via a secret glowing path.