Luminograf X is an interactive real-time installation that translates physical matter into temporary light drawings.
It consists of a phosphorescent membrane that hangs from the ceiling of a room.
A carriage moves step by step from bottom to top.
It contains a distance sensor that precisely detects the position and proximity of physical objects in front of the membrane.
Whenever the sensor is triggered, a light source illuminates, leaving a glwoing trace on the phosphorescent material.
Over time, this process results in seemingly random compositions of luminous lines and fragmentary figures.
These hybrid analogue-digital mirror images are temporarily stored and visualized through a subatomic reaction in the material.
The generated traces of light glow for a certain time, overlap with new events and finally fade away.
The first version of Luminograf X was realized in 2018.
A new version was commissioned by Kunstmuseum Celle in 2020 for the exhibition »Parallel Worlds. Art, Science and Fiction«.