Swarm Study / IX (Chemnitz Railway Station, Germany)

CompanyLichtvision Design GmbH
Lead DesignerRaoul Hesse
CategoryExterior Architectural Illumination
Date2016
LocationGermany, Germany
Swarm Study / IX, stages the renovated main railway station in Chemnitz, Germany, which appears as an interactive LED façade which incorporates the movements of the surrounding and projects them as light movements on the façade. The artists were fascinated by the acrobatic efficiency of birdwings and translate them into this work with monochrome light in a minimalist way. Each individual light source in the façade is brought into collective 'life': when the swarm moves across the surface, each element acts according to its own rules as well as in constant dialogue with its immediate surrounding neighbors.