During Glow 2021, the largest light festival in the Netherlands, the facade of the Eindhoven University of Technology main building named ‘Atlas’ was turned into an enormous eye overlooking the university campus. To achieve this, we collaborated with the universities building services to connect all lighting in the Atlas building[…]
‘De Reuringdienst‘ creates social interventions, stimulating conversation on societal challenges through interactive installations in public space. Interactive Matter regularly designs and develops the electronics and software for the interactive installations, often consisting of lights, switches, displays and motors.
Escher in het Paleis
In 2019 the Escher Museum in The Hague asked a group of school children to make three of Escher’s drawings come to life, with the specific purpose of allowing them to be ‘seen’ by people with visual impairment. Together with De Bende Rotterdam we created the three installations based on[…]
Loom Light is an artwork by Titia Ex, commissoned by the municipality of Eindhoven. The work commemorates the Philips manager Jan Zwartendijk (1886 – 1976) who, during WWII aided the refuge of thousands of jewish people through the creation of false documentation, and in doing so saving their lives. Interactive[…]
Avans New Economies
Instead of ordinary research publications, the Sustainable Strategy and Innovation (SSI) professorship at Avans Hogeschool is moving towards event-based presentations and discussion of their research subjects. In order to create a dialogue with society, we were asked to create a set of ‘Vox Populi’ devices where participants can give their[…]
Based on the experience with the Beleefkamer project, a new iteration on the concept was created, called Ekko. Again, the room serves to stimulate reminiscence and communication for elderly with dementia, based on personal video content. The space can offer them a place of comfort and recognition of old memories,[…]
Gedichtenbank is made in cooperation with De Bende Rotterdam, Holland Art Group and Pleyade. Placed in the outdoor space of an elderly care facility in Arnhem, this ‘Poetry bench’ plays poems and stories to whomever takes a seat. The poems are collected from the residents and recorded by caretakers and[…]
De Bunker Luistert
Hidden as a normal Dutch farmhouse, Herenboerderij de Bunker is a former German spy location. With walls made of over 3 meters thick concrete, this location next to Valkenswaard was used to eavesdrop all radio communication of the Allied Forces during WWII. To educate the historical function of this place,[…]
Light Sketch Lamp
As part of the design-research project ‘Smart Light for Placemaking’, Studio Philip Ross designed a lighting system consisting of a set of wirelessly connected luminaires and a tablet application on which light can be ‘sketched’. The project aims to explore the potential of modern LED lighting in the creation of[…]
Hangar Elastique is a kinetic light installation in a revised hanger, where the elastic and dynamically illuminated ceiling transforms above the audience. The project is on display during the Dutch Design Week 2019, at Sectie C. The project was created in collaboration with Van Hooff and DigiFab.