Artist John Grade’s Capacitor is a kinetic sculptural installation that reacts to weather conditions on the roof of its home at John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. This site-specific installation physically based on statistics that are gathered from a mechanized controller, amassing both current outdoor conditions and weather patterns from the past one hundred years. The structure, roughly 40’ x 20’ x 20’ responds to the collected conditions in slow, shifting movements. And, with integrated lighting, it also gets brighter or darker depending on the time of day.
This advanced technology and responsive design creates a unique form of engagement with participants. Although an art exhibit, this same type of concept can be related to branded spaces, for the right brands of course. It’s all about interaction, right?