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Chromatic Play
About the artwork

Interactive Light Installation

Several light sculptures are illuminated from the inside. Glowing, they invite you to interact and change their colour. Each has alien-like antennae fitted with interactive sensors. These reinforce a sense that the object is sentient, that is it is listening and watching as it pulses and glows. When a visitor is in close proximity to one of the objects, it detects his or her presence. It then changes the colours of the other two objects so that each is exactly the same colour.

Chromatic Play continues the Tine Bech exploration of the role of play in creating social bonds and new forms of communication and how technology increasingly shapes our ideas of public space and the way we interact with one another. The installation is a playful comment on our ability (and inability) to communicate in an age of seemingly infinite communication possibilities.

Originally commissioned by Surrey Light Project, and Miles an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Surrey. Research project across The Arts, Engineering, Sociology and Physics at Surrey – exploring the science and the human experience of light in the build environment.

See more – Chromatic Play Me is designed with a different audience interfaces using remote controls and PIR sensors. The work invite the audience to have colour battles and control the individual sculptures using specially designed remote controls.

Electronics by Louis Christodoulou.


Broadgate – British Land, 2017.
Banbury Museum, UK 2016.
Games London at The Finnish Institute London, 2016.
Roseberys Gallery, London, 2015.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Digital Weekend, 2014.
Microworld Arcadia, Wales 2013.
Surrey Light Project, Guildford Castle, 2012.

What people said

Your work is beautiful. This is stunning
– Audience, Games London, The Finnish Institute London

I really liked the baby ones and discovering how I could control the creatures
– Visitor, Victoria and Albert Museum

We are extremely impressed with your work
-Dr Stuart Andrews, Dr. Victoria D. Alexander, University of Surrey

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