While regine might be enjoing the transatlantic fun, just a small update from Tokyo. A recent Digital Stadium show featured this installation piece called Uku-Fuyu (Floating Winter).
Kosei Komatsu has been making esthetically appealing artifacts using feathers and this is his latest using geese feathers.
The feathers in the twenty five acrylic pipes fall straight down. They are “creme de la creme” feathers that Komatsu could find only a few in a mountain of feathers. Then he also developed air filters that create “straight wind” in the pipes. Digital technologies play an important role in controlling the movement of feathers. But Komatsu’s efforts for perfecting non-techie part of this installation seem to have been substantial.
here’s a movie clip.
via digital stadium