“Kinetic Rain” is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet is moved precisely and seemingly floating by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the halls ceiling. The drops follow a 15-minute, computationally designed choreography where the two parts move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.
You can see Kinetic Rain in action – here.
Here is a short profile film on San Diego based artist Christopher Puzio. Followed over the course of 14 months and 6 projects we witness the diversity and methods behind his work as well as the Cell Cluster and Star Cluster installations at the San Diego Medical Examiner’s buildings.
Watch the video on Vimeo – here.