illustrates Buffalo’s move from manufacturing center to incubator of new ideas
through light’s evolving relationship to structure and spectator. This is first achieved by light casting a
single spectator’s shadow onto the wall of the silo at ground level. As more spectators enter the chamber, additional
shadows are cast, and a fractal pattern is achieved. When the space fills with more than eight
spectators, reflected light grows up the 120’ tube, symbolically creating the
dawn of a new state of being.
Artists Lynne Koscielniak and Ian Shelanskey
explore the relationship between designer and programmer in order to use new
technologies in experiential artwork. Kaleidoscopic,
their first responsive environment, illustrates Buffalo’s move from
manufacturing center to incubator of new ideas through light. A lone shadow evolves into a sea of colored
light as the population of the silo rises.