It can be argued that all art is alive in some way, but Dutch design studio Toer has created an interactive light sculpture that seems to actually live, breathe, and react to its environment.
Fiet is a light fixture covered with hundreds of cones. Under normal circumstances, it moves gently and slowly, almost as if it is breathing. But a loud noise changes its behavior instantly.
A shout, a clap, a loud bang – any sudden noise causes it to immediately act like it is stressed out. It may shake or “breathe” more quickly, giving the same physical indications that an animal would when startled.
The light fixture/sculpture explores the boundaries of materials and our interactions with them. Sculptures and light fixtures alike are typically static objects, but the Fiet challenges our notions of the way we can observe and interact with the things around us.