Deep inside the 17th century Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille, France lies an interactive installation that puts a futuristic twist on the Renaissance style. The LOTUS DOME, created by Studio Roosegaarde consists of a 4 x 2 meter curved wall with hundreds of ultra-light aluminum flowers, lamps, sensors, software and other media. The interactive lotus “flowers” respond to approaching people by folding open, with their light slowly following the people, creating play between light and shadow. Accompanied by a deep bass sound, the Renaissance environment becomes more of a ‘Techno-Church’ when this interactive installation is in action.
Fascinating Ted Talk by Daan Roosegaarde