Flag Art at the Festival of Speed



Having recently gone to visit Jason Bruges, an artist who previously trained as an architect, I wrote a small piece in the latest edition of Motor Sport about his artwork that Veuve Cliquot is showing outside their marquee at the Festival of Speed.

The basic principal is that there will be 15 flags, which are linked to 12 sensors that are placed strategically along the hillclimb. The sensors pick up the noise of the cars as they pass and send a signal back to the flags. As a result, the flags mirror the sound of the downchanges and engines notes of the car.

This may all sound harder to understand than nuclear physics, as explained by a gorilla, but have a watch of the video, and you’ll get an idea of what the final piece will look like. Or better still, go and pay Jason a visit at the Festival of Speed.

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