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Cinimod Studio DJ Light, Lima, Peru


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Cinimod’s DJ Light is an exhilarating lighting installation that gives visitors the power to orchestrate an awe-inspiring performance of light and sound across a large public space.


Cinimod Studio recently worked with Endesa to create a Christmas installation in Lima involving an interactive lighting scheme, allowing any one person to have total control over 100 giant globes of light. Each globe of light is capable of displaying millions of colours. As the "guest DJ" assumes their position on the podium, they can use their arms to point and gesture. These movements are translated in real-time into beautiful movements of light and sound across the space.


DJ Light challenges the pre-conceived notions in the relationship between artist, artwork, viewer and participant. By empowering individual visitors with total control over the installation, they become not only the ‘DJ’ in DJ Light, but also they are temporarily assuming the role of ‘artist’.


Cinimod Studio is known for its innovative use of technologies, and it is therefore no surprise that DJ Light employs some truly innovative technologies. The main controlling hardware and software utilised for DJ Light was made especially for the project, and combines years of on-going research and development.


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Each of the inflatable globes contains custom LED lighting, designed and fabricated for maximum controllability and energy efficiency. Each globe has a unique identity that allows the colour to be controlled from the main DJ podium. Suspended above the podium is a high accuracy thermal tracking camera that has been developed by Cinimod to allow for live tracking of the "guest DJ". By tracking every movement of the person below, this camera communicates control signals to the main software programme that is responsible for the live sound and light generation. With more than 400 channels of lighting control and a multi-directional sound system, DJ Light is comprised of a technically advanced set-up. However, it is the intention and desire of Cinimod Studio that the focus of the public should be on the beautiful and ephemeral effect of the artwork, rather than on the technology that underlies it.


‘DJ Light is about the exhilaration of one person taking control over a massive space and manipulating the incredible array of light and sound within it using nothing more than their own body. It is an empowering experience where the public


is invited to be the artist,’ explains Dominic Harris, director of Cinimod Studio. ‘Light is one of the most awesome phenomenon. Light forms a central part of my palette of materials. I treat it as a fully integrated element of design.’


‘DJ Light is a pure expression of my love for light.’


Harris says the concept behind DJ Light is strong and elegant, and the execution effective and impactful. ‘I have always believed that the experience should be designed first, and then our best technologies and techniques be used to make it a reality. In DJ Light the interactive control is immediate, and the effect clear, fluid and rewarding. In my projects I always seek to engage and delight the public, and it is my hope that the DJ Light will be enjoyed by many.’


Contact


Cinimod Studio 020 8969 3960 www.cinimodstudio.com


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