A KINETIC SCULPTURE OF MECHANICAL FLOWERS
Meadow is an upside-down landscape that is a kinetic sculpture consisting of mechanical flowers that open and close in a poetic choreography. The installation suggests the impermanence of the ever-changing seasons and the sensational character of natural growth processes.
Materials: aluminium, stainless steel, printed fabric, LED’s, robotics.
Measures: 1200 mm / 47,3 in (max) witdh, ~ 930 mm / 36,6 length
Man-made objects tend to have a static form, while everything natural in this world, including people, are subject to constant metamorphosis and adaptation to their surroundings. Meadow is the result of DRIFT’s examination into how an inanimate object can mimic those changes that express character and emotions.
In response to this, DRIFT created a kinetic sculpture that reacts to the visitors as if they were the sun to a blooming flower. Underneath Meadow, integrated sensors translate the presence of the visitors into different ‘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.