round and round

Round and Round is a filmic light installation by Giny Vos about the history of the moving image.
It mixes the oldest movie scenes with the first computer images into oversized pixels as a reference to the world of the digital image. 4096 pixels transform the spherical shaped space of the KunstKapel into a zoetrope. The only light available is produced by the installation where the visitors will find themselves in the middle of an exposition of fragments and pieces.

Schrikdraad designed and realized the electronics and LED fixtures for this installation.
This custom hardware system is able to drive 4096 LEDs in realtime at 30 frames per second, with 8bit individual grayscale control.

The size of the screen is 64 meter by 4 meter (resolution 256×16 pixels).
The size of an individual pixel is 25×25cm, illuminated by a single 5mm white LED.

The electronics consist of 64 custom designed PCBs, UTP cable (communication) and ribbon cable connecting the 4096 LEDs.

Image courtesy of Giny Vos.

The installation was exhibited from june 2011 – october 2011.
For more information on this project, click here.