Boom Festival 2012

Huacas Tree – LaserShow 445 installation

Hypernoika has collaborated with the French collective Paradigme for the BOOM Festival 2012 in Portugal. The project named HUACAS TREE has required the construction of 8 blue laser heads of 445nm and a special controller based on Arduino. And here was born the LaserShow 445 Project.

Huacas Tree Prototype // Picture Credits : Paradigme team

For the Incas, there are hundreds of sacred places that are home to spirits. These places called Huacas can take various forms such as geographical locations of springs and even trees. These places are the subject of intense veneration, the Incas consulted the spirits of these Huacas to try to find an answer to their questions. In these troubled times, our “universal values are distorted” it may be time to refocus on the essential and ask the right questions. We do not pretend in any way to hold some forms of answers, but we offer installation for Boom Festival 2012, is a way to meet, commune with nature that we constantly violent. This interactive installation is a modern transcription of Inca beliefs: a tree representing a Huacas is covered with sensors. Those  react when a person puts his or her hands on the tree. The Huacas will then generate different images that vary with the number of hands on the trunk.

These light beams representing the energy of each person will invade the trunk of the tree and then back to sculptures placed in the foliage (and on foliage) from around the Milky Way (with a laser), all represented with video mapping. We hope to achieve by this process has created a favorable place for mediation. Around this huacas, visitors can sit, lie down surrounded by a reproduction of Nazca geoglyphs with cables ELWIRE and some other stuff for decoration and make this installation an invisible installation…