The Hexalight Obelisk is a freestanding 10’ tall hexagonal tower of interactive, voice-controlled LED lights. Three illuminated microphones surround the tower, allowing groups of people to interact with the tower at the same time. It is an engaging way for people to turn their voices into dancing lights.
Hfour custom designed and built illuminating microphones, which contain controllable full-colour led rings of light, cast in a clear, waterproof resin. When someone speaks into the microphone, the microphone itself lights up in vibrant colour, and the lights on the tower being to sequentially activate. It is an immediately reactive interactive component, something that we strive to include in all of our interactive systems and artworks.
The colours and light animations are customizable and can be tuned for multiple types of interactions and environments.
The Hex Obelisk premiered at the 2017 Vancouver Pride Festival. Festivities went on for a week in the downtown area. During the weekend, over 60,000 people came to the festival. The artwork was presented on Davie street, the centre of most Pride Festival activities.