The installations in the Cyber Physical exhibition are part of a body of work entitled LightSeries, and are being presented together for the first time in a single exhibition. They are the culmination of research carried out by Uwe Rieger and Yinan Liu in the arc/sec Lab of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Captivating environments of light, sound and movement, the kinetic installations are the result of a fusion between complex architectural structures and 3D digital projections, in which one immerses themselves thanks to simple red/blue glasses. Thanks to artificial intelligence and interactive technologies these sculptural works are capable of listening, learning and reshaping themselves in real time in response to the public, creating new hybrid spaces where the tangible and the virtual intertwine.
In the age of "smart buildings", the LightSeries prefigures an architecture that goes beyond functionality and aesthetics to become an entity in constant evolution. Human-centred, it favours intimate and en- gaging experiences between the space and its users. Creative AI, considered as an integral part of the architectural envelope, thus paves the way for a reactive and collaborative architecture that improvises and adapts to their actions.