Mercury installation

Installation designed for the 2019 edition of the Mutek festival in Barcelona.

the project

Mercury and Olaf Blanche

It was created, built and coded in collaboration with the other students from the Master of Interaction Design from IED Barcelona. Originally created as a companion piece to Olaf Blanche's song "FoM 141.27", the piece was designed around the planet Mercury and its space missions, although it finally was displayed during a full day next to the main stage at La Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm.


Building is a team job

The installation was composed of 3 parts: a circular wooden frame with a cloth canvas; a RGB LED strip that spanned the circumference of the frame, controlled by an Arduino board and Processing; and motion graphics videos managed with Processing, connected to a laptop and projected on to the circular frame.

Inspired by the planet Mercury and its history, the graphics projected on to the wooden frame are an abstract geometrical representation of the space missions that were carried that play along to the song by Olaf Blanche.

The event

Mutek festival

After lots of work and coding until the last moment, the day came. The installation was displaying next to the main stage and playing simultaneously to the different DJs of the day.

Bonus track:
Gràffica magazine wrote an article about the installation!
You can read it here.

Any questions?
Let's meet for some mate!

Caroline Erize
Barcelona, Spain
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