CRYSTAL are thousand and one wireless light rocks which interact with people. CRYSTAL functions as a ‘digital campfire’ where people share stories of light.
Each Crystal contains LEDs that are wirelessly charged via a powermat. Once visitors start adding, moving or sharing Crystals, the basic breathing of the Crystals changes. The lighting behavior of crystals moves from ‘excited’ to ‘bored’, keeping visitors curious. People can either share or steal them.
CRYSTAL creates a sensual relation between people, technology and light.
2012-2013. Hundreds of wireless LED rocks (variable sizes) on a power mat. Special Crystal box available on request.
Self commissioned by Studio Roosegaarde. Premiere at PICNIC, EYE Museum Amsterdam. Permanent installation at Strijp-S Eindhoven, The Netherlands.