“Reflect” is a permanent light-based installation in the Stephen P. Clark Government Center lobby inMiami. Focus Lighting collaborated with artist Ivan Toth Depeña to develop the art piece which is commissioned by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.
Focus Lighting and Depeña custom designed five thirteen-foot tall LED light boxes, between 6 and 8 feet wide, to be installed throughout the lobby space. The light boxes were programmed to display abstract reflections of passers-by using data collected from custom camera tracking software developed by Focus Lighting.
The installation seeks to engage the visitors and promote a sense of community through “group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.” To achieve this, Focus Lighting programmed the boxes to be responsive to multiple factors. Colors vary by time of day and the scale of the “pixels” corresponds to the visitors’ distance from the box. When there is no movement within their vicinity, the light boxes replay animations from previously recorded interactions with visitors. Despite these abstractions, the visitors’ “reflections” are of accurate scale and proportion so that they can easily recognize the forms as their own.