Cosmic Quilt by The Principals
Starting as a week-long workshop with students from the Art Institute of New York, The Principals instructed students in the construction of a reactive architectural environment that opened to the public during New York Design Week 2012. Using a series of sensor-controlled motors and a unique system designed by The Principals, students learned to create an interactive environment which responds to visitors’ presence. “Cosmic Quilt” is composed of over 3000 pieces that work together to create fluid motion within an 8ft x 16ft x 12ft tall structure embedded with recessed LED strips. The installation was shown at the Model Citizens NYC show, located in SoHo and later at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.