STORING LIGHT, 2014
MIXED MEDIA INTERACTIVE OBJECT WITH GLASS JAR, WOOD, LED LIGHT AND ARDUINO
Storing Light is an interactive object where as a person gets close to the jar, the light starts reading the color from an image depicting one of many candlelight vigils for the 43 Mexican students that went missing in 2014.
Storing Light is an interactive project where the light depicts the color from an image, depicting one of many candlelight vigils of the 43 Mexican missing students, translating into artificial light and shown in a closed container so as to trigger implicit memory. It attempts to capture the urgency and sadness surrounding the 43 missing students.
The project was inspired from the awareness of how some memories are kept based on just the event's light. I noticed that myself and others sometimes replicate a certain lighting because it triggers a certain memory. Nowadays a memory is usually kept by taking a photo, recording a video and writing about it. The aim was to "store" the light of an specific event. The process consisted on experimenting scanning the pure light of an image and "storing" it.