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Interactive Light Installation


Concept & Design: CHiKA


LED light, DMX, Softwares, Hardware, Computer, and Leap Motion


7’ x 7’ x 20’


SEI06 is inspired by the Japanese word “sei,” which is a homophone – words that sound the same but have different meanings. When translated into Chinese characters, it means star (星), silent (静), and live (生). These various meanings inspired the art installation’s shape, pattern, and interaction.

When inactive, SEI06 displays seven colors, resembling a rainbow. When activated, the lights respond to movement by gracefully shifting, resulting in a playful display of colorful shapes.

The stacked triangles allude to star forms and also create the shape of a prism. When white light passes through a prism, it bends. Each wavelength bends at a different angle, causing the white light to separate into different colors. This color separation reveals the colors of the rainbow. 

SEI06 is the sixth installation in the SEI series. It was conceived as an integral part of both the MI and GO projects, which were first developed in 2022 at the Paseo Project Artist in Residence program in Taos, New Mexico. This work received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and was made possible with technical support from Madmapper and Garagecube.  



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