'HEXI,' Responsive Wall, Is What Happens When Technology Meets Art [VIDEO]

By Ben Wolford on February 28, 2014 11:27 AM EST

A Canadian artist built a wall that moves when you do. (Photo: Screenshot/Vimeo)
A Canadian artist built a wall that moves when you do. (Photo: Screenshot/Vimeo)

Artists have been using technology to further their craft for centuries. The pyramids were both mausoleums and engineering wonders. John Cage composed with radios. And very recently, architects employed the magic of 3-D printers to construct an impossibly intricate room.

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Now comes Thibeau, a Canadian artist whose media are almost exclusively technologically innovative, artistic endeavors in which "geometry, light, mechanisms and interaction collide," he says. His latest project is called HEXI, a wall-mounted arrangement of 60 textured, moving panels. You can look at the construction of the mechanism here. Using motion sensors, the wall flutters when people walk past or hit it or... well, you'll just have to watch. 

responsive hexi wall fluctuates based on nearby movements from designboom on Vimeo.

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