SOFTlab Designs Interactive Installation for Prague's Mirror Chapel

SOFTlab Designs Interactive Installation for Prague's Mirror Chapel

SOFTlab designed an interactive installation for the Klementinum Mirror Chapel for Prague's 2018 Signal Festival. Iris is an interactive array of responsive mirrors and LEDs that creates a circular enclosure. The mirrors rotate in response to the movement of people in the circular space, while the LEDs respond to ambient sound.

The installation is meant to blend or confuse light and sound through its capacity to focus and unfocus these mediums. As the mirrors rotate, they open the perimeter allowing not only direct views of the Mirror Chapel, but also creating a 'Mise en abyme,' mixing the surrounding chapel, viewers, and light in a vertically fragmented, recursive, and panoramic image.

Photos: Courtesy of Signal Festival