Reflex at Wellcome Trust

05/03/2011 - 13/02/2012
Wellcome Trust

Reflex transforms inanimate architecture into the habitat of an organism manifested in light. The site specific installation occupies the vitrines of London’s Wellcome Trust from March 2011 to February 2012.

Individual illuminations respond collectively to the movements of those passing by, tracking and mirroring their presence in light.

The behaviour of the installation emulates the collective decision making processes employed by creatures in the natural world such as flocking birds, shoaling fish and swarming bees. Visually striking, these natural phenomena are essential to the survival of a species.

Reflex calls into consideration the collective behaviour we as humans demonstrate each day in order  to efficiently exist in contemporary urban settings.

For one year, ‘Reflex’ invited the public to enter into a discourse with the inanimate through light and their own movement, as they went about their daily routine on the other side of the glass.