Diffusion Choir

Client: Sosolimited, 2016

Diffusion choir is a building-scale kinetic sculpture. As a part of Sosolimited, I led the development of the animation and sculpture control software.

Abstracted, repeated image of human face.

Image: Sosolimited

From the Sosolimited writeup:

The sculpture celebrates the organic beauty of collaboration by visualizing the movements of an invisible flock of birds. Four hundred folding elements form a hanging volume in the sunlit atrium. Each element can independently open and close, controlled by custom software running a flocking algorithm.

The movements of the sculpture are perpetually evolving, driven by the flocking simulation. Over the course of each hour, smaller groups of birds coalesce into a single entity, soaring through the air in fluid collaboration. At each quarter hour, the birds gather and perform special choreographed gestures across the sculpture.

View Sosolimited’s documentation of Diffusion Choir.

Overnight

Overnight

Works

Works

Drawing Water

Drawing Water