Elisava presents 'Ànima', an immersive installation of more than 3,000 fiber optic threads to reflect on the data universe at the Llum BCN 2020 festival. This immersive space, created by students of the Degree in Design and of the Master's Degree in Ephemeral Architecture and Temporary Spaces and 4 school tutors, make visible one of the fundamental materials of the knowledge society: fiber optics. The installation will have a second life after the festival thanks to the Tot Raval Foundation, which will donate some of the material used.
In a world of constant competition, the more information is collected about people, the more power is obtained about them. As fast as light, our data circulates around the world, ceases to be our property, and becomes part of an archived data system. The lights with which we can interact with the Soul become symbols of collective information that remind us that we belong to a system in which, like the lamps of thousands of optical fibers, we are all equal and indistinct, linked to a digital soul.
Immersive experience and over 3,000 fiber optic threads
The large installation is made of a wooden structure 20 meters long and 4 meters high. Over 3,000 fiber optic strands will be suspended from the ceiling, illuminated by light sources from the top. This evocative space will allow the audience to pass through this passage of fiber optic strands, interact with them and live this immersive experience that will make them feel part of the journey that the data goes.
Llum BCN is the festival of light arts held year after year in Poblenou, in particular at 22 @. The festival brings together the creations of renowned artists from around the world, design organizations and schools in the city. Tot Raval Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps the employment of people at risk of social exclusion in the Raval district of Barcelona.
Students: Alexa Nader, Assil Naji, Berta Abad, Beth Pujol, Brentsen Solomon, Cristina Martí, Dalia Al-Akki, Eirini Sampani, Elena Caubet, Jad Karam, Jana Antoun, Joelle Nader, Juan Arizti, Judith Solé, Kuan Yi Wu, Liam Kelly, Inés Fernández, Marta Borreguero, Miquel Perez, Mokshuda Narula, Montserrat Sevilla, Rubén García, Rubén Montero, Selen Kurt, Stephanie Ibrahim, Tanvi Gupta, Tiago Rosado, Tracy Jabbour, Yunling Jin
Tutors: Toni Montes, Roger Paez, Maria de la Cámara and Gabriel Paré