City Sleep Light

City Sleep Light makes a radical move by transforming a whole building into the sleep light of the city, akin to the sleep light of a computer. All the lights are pulsing together in an organic rhythm, turning the building into a living organism.

Computed from the current global socio-economic activity of the city, the rhythm of pulsation differs each night and changes from one place to another.

City Sleep Light @ MFF 2010 from schmittmachine on Vimeo.

City Sleep Light is developed for the Media Facades 2010 festival by Antoine Schmitt with support from iMal, Brussels. City Sleep Light will be visible in each city, literally connecting inhabitants through multiple adaptations of the project on the facades. The local pulses are also available online for your computer screen from the project's website.

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Artist and programming engineer living in Paris, Antoine Schmitt creates installations, situations and objects, minimal and abstract, anchored in time and movement that addresses the modalities of the free being in a system of reality. In relation to the definitive and systemic contemporary world, he places programming at the core of his artworks to question the forces and shapes at stake. He has received numerous awards and exhibited in many international museums, institutions and festivals such as transmediale (Berlin), Vida 5.0 (Madrid), Ars Electronica (Linz), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) and Sonar (Barcelona).

City Sleep Light Helsinki is presented on the Lasipalatsi Square / Bio Rex facade and it was co-created with Severi Glanville/ light design.

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