Sonos Playground Deconstructed is a site-specific installation in the Nam June Paik / HBO Production Lab at the Museum of the Moving Image. It is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Spectacle: The Music Video.
The installation aims to bring minimalist art to life as an immersive music video environment. Inspired by the wall drawings of Sol LeWitt, Sonos Playground was originally installed in a 250 sq. ft shed at the Sonos Studio at the 2013 SXSW festival. At Museum of the Moving Image, Sonos Playground Deconstructed has re-imagined the experience using five detached walls suspended above a reflective floor. Each of the walls has been painted with 27 1-inch wide white lines and 26 2-inch wide black lines. By mapping the white lines set between black lines we were able to achieve the unusual contrast you see here.
Visitors are able to select any song from an iPad running spotify and watch a visualization of the music projected onto the surrounding walls. Through motion-capture technology, visitors can interact with and manipulate the animation through movement.
Open through June 16, 2013
by Aramique, Red Paper Heart, Fake Love
fabrication by 11th St Workshop
One of "Top 9 most visually electrifying live shows of 2013" - VIbe Magazine
Making-of story on Creators Project
The team. From left to right, Daniel Scheibel, Zander Brimijoin, Aramique, Blair Neal
Guys from 11th St Workshop putting up the first wall