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Meadow, a colorful kinetic sculpture of mechanical flowers

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Inspired by the way some species of flowers open in the morning and close at night, the team at Studio Drift designed and built LED-lit robotic flowers. Hanging like chandeliers from the ceiling, Meadow is a kinetic sculpture that opens and closes in response to movement below, as if museum goers are “the sun to a blooming flower.”

“Underneath Meadow, integrated sensors translate the presence of the visitors into different β€˜moods’. The robotic flowers blossom by mixing the light colour and the colour of the fabric that in itself has a colour gradient. All flowers together create the experience of a botanical creature that naturally engages the viewer in symbiosis.”

The video above shares a site-specific installation of Meadow commissioned by the Chodov Centre in Prague.

meadow from below
meadow up close
Here’s another look at a similar Meadow installation, filmed from the side at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.


Meadow in Amsterdam
Previously from Studio Drift: Shylights, blooming silk light sculptures at the Rijksmuseum.

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