phosphere (sphere of light) is the work created by Daito Manabe and his Rhizomatiks studio for SonarPLANTA. Inspired by the crystallization process of certain minerals and their whimsical shapes, Manabe creates a changing space defined by light.
It’s a robotized hybrid architecture in which synchronized mirrors, smoke machines, beams of light and up to 24 video projectors, combine to build an unprecedented spatial experience, drawing from the world of new contemporary dance, as well as the vocabulary of projection mapping.
Blurring the borders between disciplines and formats (dance scenography and installation) phosphere is an experience built by a computer system that combines two different spaces on the same plane: the physical space of the room, and another digitally generated in a computer. Through multiple video projectors, mirrors, and meticulous optical calculation technology, both dimensions are synchronized to generate a new visual experience from the moving geometry of all elements.
The engine that runs this installation is the digital technology incubated at Rhizomatiks. In this Japanese studio, founded in 2006 by Daito Manabe, the worlds of engineering and computing become artistic languages, and the visual and aesthetic gets translated into code and circuitry, always taking curiosity, magic and playfulness as a starting point.
Full credits at the project website