‘Espills’ by Playmodes

Espills is a light sculpture. Conceived as a morphing three-dimensional geometry, Espills colonizes the space inviting the audience to move around the figures, changing its perception through the different perspectives and vanishing points. This idea of non-materiality drives the whole piece, which is presented as a sequence of different abstract moving figures which evolve over time.

The light sculpture also integrates a sonic dimension which is tightly related to the geometry and movement of light, as a result of a sonification algorithm which translates visual parameters into sound. Light which can be heard, sounds that can be seen.

Espills is possible thanks to a series of self-made software and hardware development.

A group of pan-tilt moving mirrors made through hacking of commercial moving heads allow to reflect, move and position laser beam with a very high level of precision; self-made software for drawing laser geometry and control movement of mirrors, and a set of different appliances to hold static mirrors form a technically rich set of self-made technologies.