Liquid Crystal

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  • Jason Bruges

Client: Henry B. Gonzales Convention Centre, PASA Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA Year: 2016 Media: LCD panels, custom electronics, steel frame, 3d printed components, sensors, terrazzo plinth. Dimensions: 10m x 1.8m x 1.8m Drawing from our rich history of exploring the relationship between natural flows and digital representation, and inspired by the San Antonio River that runs through the city, ‘Liquid Crystal’ explores the parallels between the flow of the water and the flow of people in the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. The tower is comprised of active digital liquid crystal panels which are controlled to transmit and reflect light to varying degrees, creating an undulating, shimmering effect. Through sensing its environment these effects are influenced by the amount of activity in the space, resulting in a continuously evolving visual spectacle within the atrium lobby.