Madre

An interactive instalation with a  kinetic sculpture and a 360 sound design.
Interaction
The installation uses digital sensors embedded within the seats that activate the mechanical tree and the sound design.
 
Concept
This project intends to create a space for people with the same beliefs and spiritual practices  to meet and start developing a community. Specifically its made for people that have a spiritual life considering The Universe and the natural elements of the world as sacred, powerful or just beautiful. This is a growing trend now a days and I feel its important to support this because with these beliefs humanity could go back to consider Nature as our source of life and respect it like our ancestors did.
The inspiration for this project comes from my own relationship with Nature developed when I was a kid and from what I have learned and admired about the connection our ancestors had with Mother Earth.
 
Fabrication

The movement of the branches of the tree was designed with a four-linkage bar mechanism and they move with high torque motors. I tested a lot of different materials to get the texture and transparency I was looking for the leafs so they can absorb the color of the light projected on them. For the audio design, a sound engineer and musician friend, Nicolas Dávila, went to the Ecuadorian Amazon to capture real and original sounds so that the installation can have a more unique sound design.

 
Technology

- Arduino

- Processing

- Digital Sensors

- Motors