Colorfield partnered with FUSE and Sophi Kravitz to create 288, which is a physical installation that takes advantage of polarized film’s ability to filter light. When two pieces of film are held in front of one another and rotated, they change from mostly clear to almost completely black.
288 is made of polarized film ‘pixels’ arranged in a 24×12 layout. Each pixel consists of a micro-controlled servo and two layers of polarized film. The micro-controller relays a message from a laptop or minicomputer to each pixel. When each pixel rotates a polarized film disc, the opacity of the pixel changes, allowing for levels of gradation in the image. The mini-computer is connected to a socket-based connection, allowing for individual control from a variety of on-site devices. Each Pixel is approximately 6”x6” and occupies a space slightly larger than 12”x6”.