In performing a quick survey of the work done by the [R]ed[U]x Lab, there are some great highlights to serve as a reminder to all the teams that their work was appreciated by the public:
According to CTV News, Ad Astra was among the "10 things to see at the art-after-dark show":
"6. Light_Scape by [R]ed[U]x Lab at the BATA Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W. This installation will grow organically the more people interact with it. Easy to handle cubes, each containing tri-colour LED that cycle through several colours, can be moved about. The cubes stick together with Velcro to create a whole new scene."
From the Torontoist:
"At the Bata Shoe Museum, the interactive audio project Ad Astra lights up the entrance. Strings of white lights contain a chrome ball which, when touched, plays a different instrument in the background song. The downside of it being mesmerizing: people are walking slowly through the narrow halls."
From Bazis' website, the Bata Shoe Museum was noted as one of the "Four must-see Nuit Blanche exhibits in Yorkville"
From SheDoesTheCity, the Light_Scape project was selected as one of their favourite pieces of the evening:
“This tactile installation relies on user interaction to grow organically. Each user contributes to the evolution of the Light_Scape, by altering the appearance of the surface. The Light_Scape consists of individual, easy to handle cubes, each containing a tri-colour LED that cycle through a spectrum of colour. The modular shape of the light cubes allows the user to freely explore limitless configurations and patterns. The cubes and subsurface are covered with Velcro, giving them the strength to defy gravity. The Velcro’s fuzzy texture diffuses light and produces a soft pulsing glow, which when accumulated, creates the illusion of a living organism.”
One thing that should be mentioned is that absolutely NONE of hte projects done by the [R]ed[U]x Lab would have been completed had it not been for Blaine and Frank's invaluable assistance in the production of all these projects!