Touch is a project by the Belgian digital design and art lab LAb(au).
The project takes as a starting point Brussels’ 145m high Dexia Tower, from which 4200 windows can be individually colour-enlightened, by RGB-Led bars, turning the façade into an immense display. Instead of considering this infrastructure as a flat screen (surface) displaying pre-rendered video loops, the project is working on the architectural characteristics of the tower and its urban context. On Place Rogier, at the bottom of the tower, a station is mounted where people can interact either individually or collectively with the visual and luminous display. Once a composition is created, it can be sent as an electronic postcard with a snapshot from the tower, taken from a distant location. It is also uploaded on the specific project website (www.dexia-tower.com) where people can retrieve their postcard, as electronic and printable format, with Christmas and New Year’s wishes from Brussels.
Copyright Images: Artists: LAb(au) – Architects: Philippe Samyn & Partners, M & J.M. Jaspers – J. Eyers & Partners. Lighting Engineer: Barbara Hediger