Created by Sonice Development (Julian Adenauer and Michael Haas), Rising Colorspace is a new installation by the duo for “Metropol Park“ at Köllnischer Park 6-7 in Berlin. It is the third 'systemic robot' installation of their colorspace series. Installation is comprised of a robot, drawing it's rising movements as bow-like lines onto a shiny metallic wall. All turns and falling movements are left out. Each line grows like a bending curve and modulates the colorspace after a daily colour-protocol creating an evolving system that continuously overwriting itself.
The painting emerges from a behaviour (a set of coded rules) the team have designed specifically for the installation. Two radial fans generate a vacuum on the bottom side of the machine. A sealing lip made from textile that is mounted loosely and holds the vacuum. Using this kind of loosely mounted fabric instead of e.g. rubber is a key element for this to work because it produces little friction and adapts very well to the underground. This technique is patented by a friend of the team, Achim Meyer, whom they collaborated with to realise the machine.
For its twentieth anniversary HUGO now celebrates the adventurous and unpredictable path creativity takes. In collaboration with a unique selection of twenty international leading creators and inspiring inventors, HUGO showcases this spirit of not following at the Saatchi Gallery London.