September 25, 2015

Supernova Lighting

(September 25, 2015)  The breathtaking Supernova, an interactive kinetic installation by designer Petra Krausova, introduces the future into the present. It magically transforms itself in both time and space, responding to the viewer’s movement by changing its form. The installation is composed of clear glass elements with linear texture that creates fascinating light patterns while moving through various angles.

Supernova´s overall shape pays homage to last year’s kinetic sculpture, Alice. Supernova invites us to look beyond the glass. Its beauty comes alive with unexpected movement and refraction of light. When exploring the universe, scientists use prismatic refraction in order to identify a supernova’s composition, temperature, pressure, density and expansion. Here, it’s up to the viewer to look through the glass and into the light, aware that this creative burst is likely to outshine its galaxy.

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