Baksa

“Baksa” is an interactive art installation made for “The Lost Party”, a music and art festival of India.

Baksa

“Baksa” is an interactive art installation made for “The Lost Party”, a music and art festival of India.
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Idea

Baksa‘ is a Hindi word for Box.

Its an Interactive Art Installation which we made for ‘The Lost Party’, a music & arts festival in India.
The idea behind the installation was to make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible, while ensuring major impact when seen for the first time.

About the Project

 In order to make this happen, we decided to make a massive cube shaped structure that pulsates with light and vivid colours. Being a cubic structure, there were six faces that needed to be represented. Given the theme of the festival was ‘being lost’, it was decided the theme should be extended across to the installation

It was apparent that using a ‘maze’ as a symbol for ‘being lost’ might be a good idea. For greater visual impact, a ‘whirlpool’ like motif was introduced It was critical to embody the spirit of a party. After further brainstorming, it became clear that best direction forward would be to incorporate bright lights in multiple colours as an idle state for the installation. When triggered, it needed to suggest vitality and energy, thus it was decided the triggered state would involve rapidly fluctuating lights, much like a strobe.

This installation took 12 days and around 340$ from start to finish.

Project Contributors

Utkarsh Kumar Gupta, Premankan Seal, Akshay Baweja

View detailed project documentation

Idea

Baksa‘ is a Hindi word for Box.

Its an Interactive Art Installation which we made for ‘The Lost Party’, a music & arts festival in India.
The idea behind the installation was to make it as aesthetically pleasing as possible, while ensuring major impact when seen for the first time.

About the project

 In order to make this happen, we decided to make a massive cube shaped structure that pulsates with light and vivid colours. Being a cubic structure, there were six faces that needed to be represented. Given the theme of the festival was ‘being lost’, it was decided the theme should be extended across to the installation

It was apparent that using a ‘maze’ as a symbol for ‘being lost’ might be a good idea. For greater visual impact, a ‘whirlpool’ like motif was introduced It was critical to embody the spirit of a party. After further brainstorming, it became clear that best direction forward would be to incorporate bright lights in multiple colours as an idle state for the installation. When triggered, it needed to suggest vitality and energy, thus it was decided the triggered state would involve rapidly fluctuating lights, much like a strobe.

This installation took 12 days and around 340$ from start to finish.

Glimpses of the making

Project Contributors

Utkarsh Kumar Gupta, Premankan Seal, Akshay Baweja

View detailed project documentation

Glimpses of the making

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