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Memory Lane – Sand rock and landscape

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Created by Félix Luque Sánchez and Iñigo Bilbao, Memory Lane is a sculptural representation and investigation into memory and space by questioning human capacity of generating fiction, either by means of a simple child’s game or of a complex technological process.

Inspired by several locations in the districts of Ribadesella and Llanes, Asturias (Spain), which shape authors’ childhood and youth memories, the installation aims to creates a ‘unit’ of natural elements – sand rock and landscape, by using physical environment of the location as a sculpture mould. The installation explores these two physical elements using a video projection of the scanned location synchronised with a movement of a sand rock. The sand rock was scanned and reproduced in full detail (with the exception of its colour and weight) and floats on top of powerful electromagnets within a structure that shifts horizontally.  The noise caused by the magnetic field is enhanced to create a sound environment that wraps both art works in an almost meditative ambience.

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The rock sculpture was made using a 5axis CNC milled Epoxy foam and magnets. Its made to levitate with the help of electromagnets, custom mechanical parts, motors, drivers, Arduinos and custom electronics. Video was prepared and data was collected using a Faro Focus 3D Laser Scanner Software in combination with 3d Studio Max.

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Additional credits: Damien Gernay (Designer), Vincent Evrard (Arduino programmer), Julien Maire (Mechanical design). A coproduction of “Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de España”, “secteur arts numériques, Fédération / Wallonie-Bruxelles” and “Arcadi”; with the support of iMAL (FabLAB).

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