“Quantum Chromodynamics” is an interactive and immersive installation developed by Glassworks Barcelona for MIRA Digital Arts Festival. 12 drones, 12 controllers, 18 OptiTrack cameras, 1 Lidar, 1 reactive audio system, 12 neon lights, 12 Arduinos, 700 cable meters, 576 electronical components, 8.432 code lines, 136 programming hours and 296 assembling hours to create a digital art piece that was a truly technical and creative challenge.
The drones, controlled by a motion capture system, generated a gigantic geometry suspended in the air by using their own movements, connections and illumination. Their choreography would also evolve based on their relation with the spectators. A Lidar sensor detected the visitors position within the installation, which let us control their mutual interactions, creating a game of dynamic synergies, auditive reactions and lightning flows.
My Role in this project was: Creative Direction and Art Direction
Original idea / Created by: Carlos Cortés & Xavi Tribó
Art direction: Carlos Cortés
Core engine developer: Bruno Barrán, Xavi Tribó
Light engine developer: Modesto Rodríguez
Technology: Washington Neira & Oriol Viñolas
Sound Design: Ralp
Drone engineering support: Daniel Santos
Drone physics support: Aldo Vargas
3D printing support: Raul Nieves
Editor: Dani Barrio
Producer: Clàudia Barbal