Silent Lights was a light installation built beneath a busy highway in Brooklyn. It was designed to light up in response to the sounds of the traffic going by overhead, transforming the cacophony of vehicle noise into a soothing light spectacle. It also provided increased illumination in what was usually a dark and dingy underpass, making it safer and more welcoming. It consists of five perforated steel gates equipped with 2400 LEDs and two microphones inside; it is controlled by an Arduino Mega Microcontroller.
Silent Lights was made possible by NYC Department of Transportation, it was the recipient of several grants among which The Artplace America Placemaking Grant.
Designed and built with Urban Matter Inc.
/ Art Installation
/ Physical Design