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Interactive BotoxUtopia Installation Made From Emergency Blankets Fitted with LEDs
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 6, 2011 @ 1:40 am In Architecture,Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery | No Comments
As part of his Botox Trilogy, Drew Seskunas developed an interactive architectural installation called BotoxUtopia that explores how light and geometry interacts with space. Seskunas worked with Brice Delarue, Lea Delion, and 24 international students at a week-long workshop at the Politecnico di Milano to design and construct a shimmery inverted landscape made from 87 hand-folded emergency blanket pyramids fitted with LED lights connected to motion sensors.
The pyramids are made from cardboard and reflective emergency blankets. Low-energy LEDs were then embedded into the geometrical pieces, which are hooked up on either end of the 10′ x 26′ installation to motion sensors. The entire project was suspended in the heart of the Scuola di Architettura e Società  and opened up to students on the workshop’s closing night. We can hear the collective “wow” coming from the crowd once the students experienced how their movement changed the light and shadow coming from the electrified ceiling!
+ Drew Seskunas 
Via Designboom 
all images via Nicolo Bianchi
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