Vortex Lucis | Interactive Light Experience


Vortex Lucis is an explorative interactive light and sound sculpture. The sculpture investigates various phenomena and anomalies of light within the domain of black holes.

Black holes do not only attract matter — light, likewise, cannot escape its immense gravitation. Based on the notion that visitors of the installation represent sources of light (and sound) which are being attracted by the vortex in the centre, the installation investigates various aesthetic and atmospheric renditions of this phenomenon. The spectators thus become part of the sculpture and form visual and acoustic events based on their presence in the given space — as an audiovisual simulation of a gravitational field.

Premiered in June 2018
Commissioned by Landeshauptstadt Potsdam
As part of the Stadt für eine Nacht 2018
Presented at Schinkelhalle Schiffbauergasse

Visual Design and Programming: Marcel Bückner
Sound Design and Programming: Tim Heinze
Mock-Up Construction: Nindya Nareswari
Documentation: Moritz Richartz, Nindya Nareswari