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Cinimod Studio

Cinimod Studio

'Flutter' is a new interactive artwork by Cinimod Studio that explores the viewer's encounter with a flutter of virtual butterflies. Set within a striking architectural framework and making use of cutting edge technologies developed with White Wing Logic engineers, the artwork is a product of our on-going fascination with the motion of a butterfly's flight and the iridescent reflections and scattering of light by the scales on a butterfly's wing.

Flutter consists of a linear array of 100 vertical double-sided video fins projecting from a mirrored surface. Butterflies flash through these screens on virtual flight paths, visible for fleeting moments as the light irridesces off their wings.

The sequenced form of the installation references animation ideas first developed in the zoetrope, and its later successor, the paxinoscope. However, in a developmental move away from the linear time-sliced nature of these devices, the introduction of interactive control in 'Flutter' makes the ephemerality of the encounter influence its semiotics.

The butterfly has different meanings in different cultures, from being a symbol of life or death, luck or tragedy, nervousness or happiness. 'Flutter' explores these notions through cutting-edge interactivity - the movement of the viewer around the piece determines the scale of the butterfly's flutter. By reaching out your hand a flying butterfly will respond, either by landing near you or by being scared away. In playing with the butterflies more intricate behaviours will be uncovered.

About Cinimod Studio

Cinimod Studio is a cross-discipline practice based in London specializing in the fusion of art, architecture, lighting and interaction design. It was started by the architect Dominic Harris, whose passion for interactive art and lighting design has produced built projects now found across the international art and architecture scene.

Concept and Design by Cinimod Studio
Electrical Engineering by White Wing Logic