**The artwork:**

This artwork proposes an opposition between the perfection of a mathematical equation and the real world we live in.

On one side we have the high precision of mathematics applied to a hundred of cylinders and a material (PMMA) that won't change for decades and on the other side there are natural materials... copper and wood (bamboo), that are still alive, even after being extracted or cut and machined or transformed, something rather incompatible with my idea of the perfection of mathematics.

The cylinders which represent this mathematical equation are lit from inside with a single color to which we apply the same equation as for the cylinder's height, thus resulting in the color gradient you can see. This single color is generated by you, the spectator looking at this artwork, as a reminder that without a human using them as a tool, mathematics would be useless, they would not be alive.

Mathematical equations, fractals, are beautiful, not by themselves, but thanks to our input, whether it is random numbers or actual data.

**Technical details**

This artwork is clearly on the heavy side (of the force), with 5kg of PMMA, 9 kg of copper and 12 kg of bamboo for a total weight of more than 40 kg. If you were wondering, the name of this artwork comes from the mathematical equation being used in order to generate the height and color of the cylinders.

The most saturated color is then extracted 10 times per second and sent to another algorithm, which calculates the dominant color every half a second. The hue of the resulting color, to which the mathematical equation is applied is then sent to the LEDs behind each cylinder so that their physical height and color match.

The equation being used is something like this "sin(a*sqrt(b*x^2 + b*y^2))".

The logic of the algorithm that detects movement and color is the following :

This logic takes into account primarily the people or moving objects, ie: if you want it to use the color of your t-shirt, and it is not the most saturated color in front of the artwork, you should move in front of it and you will beat the machine.

This arwork should work in every country where there is 100V to 240V AC power and its power plug is a C14.

Dimensions : 23 cm x 108 cm x 108 cm

The equation being used is something like this "sin(a*sqrt(b*x^2 + b*y^2))".

The logic of the algorithm that detects movement and color is the following :

- if no movement is found, use the most saturated color found;
- if a movement is detected, crop the zone where the movement was detected and use the most saturated color found.

This logic takes into account primarily the people or moving objects, ie: if you want it to use the color of your t-shirt, and it is not the most saturated color in front of the artwork, you should move in front of it and you will beat the machine.

This arwork should work in every country where there is 100V to 240V AC power and its power plug is a C14.

Dimensions : 23 cm x 108 cm x 108 cm