Platonic Love

Johannes Fonzie Falk

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  • Summary

    We want to build human sized sculptures of the 5 platonic solids, that are dynamically lit and respond to stumuli, by changing color and pattern. They will be suspended at a hight that allows you to study them and explore their geometry.

    Full description of concept

    Platonic Love will consist of sculptures of the 5 platonic solids, roughly as large as a human and suspended at chest height. They will be lit with LED strips that fade and change colors. One of the solids will have a gyro sensor inside it, which affects the behaviour of the other solids so that when the sensor solid is pushed, the others respond by changing color and pattern. They will not have solid faces, so you can stick your head inside it and explore the geometry. The whole installation is an invitation to explore the many layers of hidden geometry and symmetry that exists in the platonic solids, and show unexpected links between shapes that most åeople think they are familliar with. This project reaches further than just this years Borderland, as a key point of the design is that it can be taken apart and refitted to make lots of different variations on the theme. There will be a more an even more ambitious PL 2.0 at a future burn near you :)

    About the group/Artist

    The team currently consists of Johannes Falk for building the sceleton structure and Oden Lobell and Kasper Ornstein Mecklenburg with some enthusiastic friends for lighting.

    Team and plan

    The structures will be constructed in their entirity in Stockholm prior to the event and dissembled only so far as to allow for easy transportation.

    Moop plan (matter out of place)

    Our goal in the design of this has been to make a structure where almost nothing goes to waste between one assembly and another.

    Budget overview

    Nice pretty overview in our budget document:

    What is this?

    Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


    • Do you need electricity from the grid? 700W

    • Will there be light? Yes. The whole structure will essentially be lit up.

    • Will anything burn? Nope

    • What is your audio footprint? None

    • Forces of nature This thing might look very pretty in the pyramid... But regardless it should not be greatly affected by wind and the electronics will be fairly waterproof.

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