Pixel Flow is a mobile installation that moves throughout the parks in the city. The installation is placed in a wide, open area of the park and is a wall-like structure consisting of metal poles of various heights that are distributed radially around a circulator platform. Paz integrated nodes of Philips Color Kinetics iColor Flex MX gen2 spaced 10 cm apart to give the perception of pixels floating in space. The way the pixels are distributed not only creates a wall of pixels on the interior, but also creates a wall of pixels on the exterior that mimics what is happening inside. No matter if you are a participant or passer-by, you can become part of the experience.
Paz designed the structure to encourage people to “extend their arms and feel the freedom to express themselves” while an organic flow of light wraps around them and invites them to become part of the installation. Every movement or "gesture" of the body can trigger a light pattern and a custom sound. Four speakers are positioned behind the structure to generate the feeling of surround sound. A Kinect camera is used to track the specific movements of the user. These movements act as the input to stimulate the light changes across the structure.
The installation has 10 different scenes to discover—each one different from the next—that are meant to engage and surprise both participants and spectators. Frozen invites little ones to freeze light particles that eventually change to pink sand. With Light Paint, visitors are treated to the sound of birds singing as they use an imaginary magic wand to “paint” across the installation.