Strobe Flower

STROBE FLOWER takes advantage of the strobing or raster scanning of a common computer screen. By twirling a small scrap of semi-translucent plastic grocery bag in front of a blank computer screen, visitors create delicate and intricate shapes reminiscent of flowers and insects. Varying the motor's speed and touching the twirling shapes, visitors are able to adjust the "flower" into and out of phase with the computer screen's strobing frequency. The resulting "flowers" are both ghostly and beautiful as they spin unpredictable patterns of shape and color. Strobe Flower was developed in partnership with the Palace of Miracles in
Budapest, Hungary.