Kinetic Ceiling is a scalable spatial installation, which creates a floating surface with constantly changing physical deformations and consequent varied light / shadow situations.

Use Case: Kinetic Ceiling
Kinetic installation

The installation is driven by KASUGA’s precise DMX linear actuators, whose length can be customized aligned to the installation setting. Every actuator can be moved individually with a 1.5mm/step resolution and 0 – 120mm/s speed, thus multiple sequences to abstract brand icons are possible. Because of the modular structure, variable dimensions from 1 x 1 meter (5 DMX linear actuators) up to 10 x 10 meters (144 DMX linear actuators) beside custom settings are feasible.

The lighting can be staged as plain or in full RGB color space. If no lighting is required or possible, the installation acts as a pure physical bistable surface. A horizontal (“Kinetic Ceiling”) or a vertical (“Kinetic Wall”) setting is possible.

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In-situ: 10 x 10 meter kinetic ceiling with 144 actuators and plain lighting
In-situ: 10 x 10 meter kinetic ceiling with 144 actuators and plain lighting
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DMX Linear Actuator (variable length, 0.1 - 6kg load, 0 - 12cm/s speed, 2 DMX channels)
DMX Linear Actuator (variable length, 0.1 - 6kg load, 0 - 12cm/s speed, 2 DMX channels)
Variable scale for a kinetic ceiling / wall
Variable scale for a kinetic ceiling / wall
Installation with RGB light setting
Installation with RGB light setting

This use case is based on our kinetic installation “Hypergradient” from 2016, which was exhibited in institutions and festivals including the Antarctic Pavilion (during 57th Venice Biennale) in Venice / Italy, FILE Festival in  São Paulo / Brazil, Galerie Mazzoli in Berlin / Germany or at ISEA2017 in Manizales / Colombia.

In-situ at FILE, São Paulo / Brazil (Hgdnt, Photo by Camila Picolo)
In-situ at FILE, São Paulo / Brazil (Hgdnt, Photo by Camila Picolo)
In-situ at ISEA2017, Manizales / Colombia (Hgdnt)
In-situ at ISEA2017, Manizales / Colombia (Hgdnt)
In-situ at Galerie Mazzoli, Berlin / Germany (Photo by Riccardo Malberti)
In-situ at Galerie Mazzoli, Berlin / Germany (Photo by Riccardo Malberti)