Array[Wave] by Pablo Valbuena

LLUM Festival Barcelona 2021, 5-7 November

“Array [wave] is an immersive light installation conceived to be experienced by the public-at-large on a beach, which uses light to depict the movement of an ocean wave created by the wind. It renders the volume of a virtual wave through a mathematical function and uses the elements already present on site (wind, sand and sound of the ocean) as integral parts of the installation, creating an intimate dialogue between the artwork and its location.”
- Pablo Valbuena

A minimal 3D simulation was built with TouchDesigner to let the artist create different wave animation timelines and send these to the physical lights.

Original concept and design: Pablo Valbuena
Software development: Joan Sandoval, Hand Coded studio
Light system engineering: Sakma
Originally commissioned for Art Basel Miami by La Prairie