Fangai is an interactive installation structured as a light & sound experience. It starts with a light fixture, as a pentagonal mushroom, designed with a Sengled interactive wireless audio speaker incorporated in a light bulb. The installation consists of 12 mushrooms, each of them generating light and sounds.  

Fangai Instalation was developed for the artist Martin Balint and has been part of the  Romanian Design Week 2016.

The soundscape is designed as an augmented interpretation of how the mushrooms’ gills would sound if that could be possible to be perceived by the human ear. All the sounds are processed audio recordings of real objects that can produce repetitive sounds, like shuffled books, colanders, ventilators, griddles, etc. All the sounds are triggered by the visitors moving inside the installation. Every mushroom has multiple sounds played ran- domly, in order to create each time a new dynamic and organic soundscape.

The installation is a statement on how the new generations of daily objects can give birth to experiential languages.

Materials used: metal, printed fabric, Sengled interactive light bulbs/speakers, max MSP, ultra sonic sensors, automation, micro-controller Arduino, sound design
Design Skills: Product Design, Research, Project Management
Software: Rhinoceros 3D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign

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© Tania Ignat 2021
London, UK

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