The interactive audiovisual installation Slit Mirror Pong reacts to human movements in space and transforms them into luminous Tracks.
The installation consists of a rectangular steel frame in which two exposure modules with distance sensors continuously move back and forth.
When the modules collide, they generate a strong flash of light that illuminates a surface covered with phosphorescent pigments. This results in luminous dots that persist for several minutes until they disappear completely.
A corresponding module also illuminates when the associated distance sensor detects the presence of a person in the room. The distance between person and module influences not only the intensity of the flash, but also the speed at which the module moves. The underlying algorithm is transformed by unpredictable changes in the external environment of the machine.
Traces of this transformation process become visible through temporary drawings in the glowing material. Both modules seem to mutate into living beings that on the one hand follow strictly defined rules and on the other react to dynamically changing conditions in their environment.