The Walk, by artist Titia Ex, is a spectacular showcase lighting piece. It was created in collaboration with Philips Lighting and the Light Art Centre in Eindhoven, Netherlands, for the light event GLOW in 2013. It was also shown at London’s Kinetica Art Fair’s feature exhibition. It is currently being displayed at EVO-LUMEN; an exhibition about the evolution of light in art and design in Eindhoven, until November 2017.
The Walk is a huge, 2.5-meter diameter sphere, comprising 5,000 pixels with a total of 35,000 LEDs. Originally run from an LPC X, The Walk is now being controlled by a VLC, which is perfectly optimised to control video across a large array of LEDs.
The Walk is Titia Ex’s first video work on a three-dimensional object. The video has been designed to ripple and flicker across the surface of the sphere, evoking movement as if the whole sphere is rotating. The looping 7.5 minute video shows dancing flames, ghostly figures and colourful bursts of light, and is inspired by the journey from Inferno to Paradise, from fire to light, in Dante’s Divine Comedy.