The Pool: Clip
2014 Signal Festival, Prague
2014 Vivid Light, Sydney
2014 iLight Marina Bay: Singapore
2013 Artsfest: Conway, Arkansas
2013 Chalk The Block: El Paso, Texas
2013 Denver Art Biennale
2013 Escape From Wonderland
2013 Electric Daisy Festival: Orlando
2013 Electric Daisy Festival: NYC
2013 Electric Daisy Festival: Chicago
2013 Electric Daisy Festival: Vegas
2013 Its Electric: Solo Exhibition by Jen Lewin , CU Art Museum
2013 SXSW Republic Park
2011 Electric Daisy Carnival TX
2011 Electric Daisy Carnival NV
2011 Last Ocean Coalition CO
2010 Montreal Balloon Festival, Canada
2010 Electric Daisy Carnival TX
2010 Electric Daisy Carnival CO
2009 Burning Man NV
2008 Honorarium Artist Burning Man, NV
2008, The Pool, Honorarium Artist and featured exhibit, Burning Man
WHAT IS THE POOL
POOL -verb = combine, amalgamate, blend, join forces, league, merge, put together, share (Roget’s New Millennium™ Thesaurus -)
The Pool is an environment of giant, concentric circles created from interactive circular pads. By entering the pool, you enter a world where play and collaborative movement create swirling effects of light and color. Imagine a giant canvas where you can paint and splash light collaboratively.
The pool is composed of over 100 interactive circular platforms placed in giant concentric circles. This arrangement can be as small as 37 feet x 37 feet (when compressed) or as large as 75 feet x 75 feet (when expanded.) Each pad is independent and simultaneously interacts and listens to its environment based on user feedback. Together, the pads create complex, surprising, and unpredictable color arrays with their user participants.
Like a giant game of light “ping pong,” the pool will have users running and jumping, adding, bouncing, and mixing light together
HOW DOES THE POOL WORK?
The Pool is composed of over 100 interactive independent, yet networkable platforms consisting of custom LEDS, controllers, drivers and software were all created by Jen Lewin Studio and Dan Julio Designs.
To make The Pool “work” you must engage actively within the sculpture by stepping, running, jumping or even riding across the pads. The Pool is inherently interactive and creates its own form of community within the sculpture itself.
User inputs such as foot pressure, and speed are sensed by the pad surface. Those values determine the interaction between the pads and the users by adding and subtracting light. To experience The Pool’s full color capacity, users also will need to engage with other participants.
The interaction varies dramatically depending on the number of individuals involved. This dynamic interaction between individuals and The Pool creates environments ranging from curious and playful with few participants to energetic and competitive with many participants.
The Pool also includes simple private software that can be used by the site to make adjustments and tune the sculpture as needed. For permanent installations, Jen Lewin Studio can work with the site to create interactive applications to allow site users to adjust and play with parameters and settings in The Pool.
A Brief Technical Synopsis
The Pool is composed of 100-120 pads. Each pad is 3 feet in diameter and 6 inches tall. In plan, The Pool can span anywhere between a 37-foot square (at a compressed scale) to a 75-foot square (at an expanded scale).
Each pad in The Pool is composed of a custom microcontroller, a wireless Xbee radio, a sensor array, 180 pixel controlled RGB LEDs with full color mixing and fading control. Each Pad is created from an extremely durable, formed polypropylene shell, created for outdoor use. The Pads are made for aggressive interaction and public use. Each Pad is also waterproof and can be placed outdoors in virtually any type of environment and on virtually any type of surface (even within very shallow water).
The Pool runs off of three normal 110V AC household outlets and takes 4-6 hours total to setup. Because the pool is a light installation it is only illuminated is at night. The Pool is water, snow and weatherproof. It can be placed indoors or outdoors on almost any type of surface. When placed outdoors there are several methods for securing the Pool to the ground. For a permanent installation we will work with your team to design a floor surface with embedded power and data to easily install and maintain The Pool.