Distances (À Distances)

In situ Interactive Installation, 2011
by Samuel Bianchini


Multimedia programming


Distances (À Distances) is an interactive LED screen installation that reacts to the movements of passers-by. While it is off when no one stands in front of it, the screen displays a photographic portrait as soon as someone reaches its interactive space. The sharpness of the displayed image varies according to the distance between the installation and its public; the closer the public is to the screen, the blurrier the image gets.

Photo: © Samuel Bianchini - ADAGP


Multimedia programming: Oussama Mubarak
Capturing and technical advice: Cyrille Henry
Manufacturing of the metallic structure: Michel Delarasse
LED screen: Adaptive Micro System Europe
Thanks to Jean-Claude Kastelik and Laurent Debraux
With the support of the University of Valenciennes and the Hainaut-Cambrésis, France, of the Atelier Arts-Sciences (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique (CEA), Grenoble, and Hexagone scène nationale de Meylan, France); of the Fondation de France, in the context of the initiative Les Nouveaux commanditaires, mediation Mari Linnman, 3-CA; of la Maison du geste et de l’image (MGI), Paris; and of the association Dispothèque