Fluidum

This kinetic sculpture composed of 85 robotically controlled mirrors represents a vertical water surface. Arranged in a geometric pattern, the mirrors hypnotically ripple, morph and transform the viewer's reflection and thoughts.

Specifications

Client
Petr Vacek
Year
2021
Team
PrusaLab, Petr Vacek
Technologies
3D modelling, 3D printing, electro, CNC router, CNC milling machine, programming

About

The work is a sequel to the successful 2019 installation Reflexion, which Petr Vacek created in collaboration with Adam Cigler for the Prague Signal Festival, and which is now touring audiovisual art festivals around the world. The Fluidum sculpture, however, was created specifically for the World Expo. Compared to Reflexion, it opens up a third dimension of mirror movement and pushes the boundaries of the viewer’s experience to a more intimate level. 
How the kinetic sculpture Fluidum was built
Case study
Petr Vacek