Archifon is a big interactive virtual musical instrument, created by The Macula Project, originally made for the Olomouc Baroque de-baptized chapel.
Architectural elements within the chapel are turned into laser-controlled triggers by mapping a virtual surface to the chapel’s interior.
Up to ten visitors at a time can interact with the Archifon through the laser pointers. By pointing on any of more than 100 elements different audiovisual actions are initiated.
The Macula Project, based out of the Czech Republic, Prague, explores the relationship between image, sound and viewer.
“The goal is to achieve perfect symbiosis and satisfy audio-visual nihilism,” according to The Macula Project. “Everything becomes an illusion.”
Let us know what you think of this project – and whether it satisfies your need for audio-visual nihilism!