Sergio Mora-Diaz

Transient Body

#interactive   #space   #installation

February 2014
Factoría Italia, Santiago, Chile
A project by Sergio Mora-Díaz and Katia Montes
Developed using Processing, Webcam and MadMapper

Transient body is an interactive light installation that proposes a dialogue between matter, light and the presence of human bodies as they move through space.

The intervention is performed as a part of Proyecto Cilindro, a site-specific curatorial space designed in collaboration with Factoría Italia in Santiago de Chile, which reuses the structure of an abandoned industrial chimney from a former hat factory.

The project is developed within the 30 feet long cylindrical steel container and consists of two overlayed light instances: one that maps the industrial structure, visible from the access to the installation and another that reacts to the presence of people, accompanying them as they walk.

The work is a spatial experience, a perceptual exercise that relates our body in motion to the spatial qualities of the place. We are spectators, users and shapers of the experience. It is a transit between the presence and absence of matter, where the light tells about the skin that contains us.

Selected Press
2016 – Túnel de luz de colores en una chimenea abandonada, Loqueva
2016 – Παιχνίδι σκιών σε πολύχρωμη σήραγγα!, Snoopit24
2016 – Transient Body is an Interactive Light Installation in Chile, Adafruit Industries Blog
2016 – Transient Body: Artists create tunnel of colourful light in an abandoned chimney, Creative Boom
2015 – Follow the Light into This Projection-Mapped Industrial Chimney, The Creators Project
2014 – Arte y Arquitectura: Cuerpo Transitorio por Sergio Mora-Díaz + Katia Montes, ArchiWEB
2014 – Cuerpo Transitorio por Sergio Mora-Diaz + Katia Montes, VOG
2014 – Cuerpo Transitorio, Sergio Mora-Diaz + Katia Montes, arxiu.bak
2014 – “Cuerpo Transitorio”, paseando por el espacio y la percepción, Lightecture
2014 – Arte e Arquitetura: Corpo Transitório por Sergio Mora-Díaz + Katia Montes, ArchDaily Brasil
2014 – Arte y Arquitectura: Cuerpo Transitorio por Sergio Mora-Díaz + Katia Montes, ArchDaily Mexico
2014 – Arte y Arquitectura: Cuerpo Transitorio por Sergio Mora-Díaz + Katia Montes, Plataforma Arquitectura