A light and sound installation exploring the meditative concept of 'being in the moment'.
Staging - Experience Design Project
Dr. Jignesh Khakhar,
Light, Sound, Ice, water, Electroluminescent wire, clutch cable, metal vessel
Ranjeet Singh Solanki
Exhibited at Annual Design Show 2020
Being in the present moment, or the “here and now,” means that we are aware and mindful of what is happening at this very moment.
This installation explores the meditative concept of emptiness or fullness, presence or absence.
An attempt to help us ‘be’ in the moment.
How it works
One can stand in its presence and focus on the falling drops of water.
As the ice melts, the falling drops hit the resonating surface of the vessel below. These melting droplets create a rhythmic sound that captures the viewer’s attention and makes them feel aware and present. In the end, all that remains is light.
Both light and water are profound elements found in nature. These elements compose the Installation.
Ice; frozen water.
Water is fluid and has endless possibilities but when crystallized, those possibilities become limited.
The Installation explores the concept of different states of water.
Material: Electroluminiscent wire
Light as a metaphor.
It engages the viewer's perception while being suspended in the air holding the ice together.
The falling droplets create a rhythmic sound.
Material: Stainless steel
The Installation explores the sound quality of water droplets when they fall onto a metal receptacle.
Metal vessel of the right resonance to create a rhythmic sound was chosen to simulate the sound experience.
* Due to time and manufacturing limitations, a smaller vessel with the correct resonance was used.
Understanding the concept of meditation followed by literature study and precedents study.
Few ideas were taken forward and prototyped before finalising.
After ideating and prototyping different concepts, the idea of using ice as metaphor was explored and taken further.
Material and form explorations. Prototyping and installing the final prototype.