Dancing Spheres MK1

2014

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Ford commissioned Harvey & John to take Dancing Spheres to the next level for the Paris Motor Show 2012. Dancing Spheres MK1 was developed as a permanent fixture for the company. The spheres sit on an extended DJ desk, and connect to the music, rising and falling in time to the volume and tempo of each track. The piece represents the intersection of interactive installation and live performance and invites playful engagement by guests.

HOW IT WORKS

We collaborated with Nocte to develop software that allows the spheres to respond dynamically to the music of a live DJ. The software uses the bpm of the music to instruct the fan units to raise and lower the airflow below each sphere. The DJ can select which sequence the spheres should move in.