Just like a real candle, but flat.

This is an interactive candle. A video shows a candle calmly burning. If someone blows on the screen the candle flickers or, if the blow is strong enough, it is blown out.

Vela installed in Le Consulat exhibition


A video of someone interacting with the Candle:


Some details of the candle flame. Click to enlarge:


Technicalities: two bend sensors capture the air movement around the frame. Their signals are sent to a custom-made amplifier and then fed into an Arduino which finally sends them to a Raspberry Pi which is responsible for generating the video based on the sensor data.

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