BITS – Kit Webster’s Symbiotica

In ALL, BITS by Julia Krolik

Kit Webster is an Australia-based artist and creative technologist producing multidisciplinary works focusing on sculpture, installation and experience. In his work Symbiotica, Webster creates an algorithmic illuminated ecosystem.

Symbiotica is a geometric light sculpture expressing a symbiosis of ecology and technology, with connotations of both natural abode and high-tech home developed for the Imperial Doncaster apartment complex in Melbourne.

Illuminated by full-colour mapped LED pixels which have been choreographed to systematically allow animations to flow across its contours, the sculpture mimics a living presence, welcoming the residents as they arrive home at night and providing a luminescent beacon for the community. The pixels positioned throughout the sculpture are fully programmable, allowing the work to fluidly change appearance, daily and seasonally.

While highly technological in its construction and expression, its animated light movements flow sporadically and organically. The deconstructivist geometric neural design and programmed illumination suggest visual references to an interconnected ecosystem, an abstract reflection of our networked existence.” – Kit Webster






Electronics / code: Gino Bollaert | Engineering / construction: Giffin Design

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Julia Krolik

Julia helps SciArt through Art the Science, wrangles data and makes SciArt through Pixels and Plans. She speaks passionately about the importance of visual communication in information sharing. She lives by this quote: "They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon | Twitter: @yuliakrolik