• art, concept, design, interactive communication

concept ocmw hoogstraten

The OCMW is a local service center for the elderly in Hoogstraten, Belgium. It has formulated a call for art in their community. The OCMW houses 152 residents.

The OCMW has indicated that the artwork should be challenging, inspiring and inviting. This concept uses a kaleidoscope as "medium" to visualize the constant changes and experiences in life. The art has an interactive component, it is responding to stimuli from its environment.

The kaleidoscope is a video animation on LED running under the glass bottom of a pond. It shows a plurality of drawings in constant motion and constantly creates new images.
The animation speeds up and shows more complexity when sensors, placed within the rim of the pond sense motion. For example when you stroke your hands in the water or when there is enough wind.