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Temporal Synapse

Indianapolis, Indiana


Eskenazi Health | Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital l 1st - 6th Floor Blue Elevator Bay, 720 Eskenazi Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202
Owner:  Eskenazi Health (
Date:  2013
Placement:  hospitals
Collection:  Eskenazi Health Art Collection
Artwork Type:  installations (visual works), interactive art, illuminations (visual works), projections (visual works)
Material:  LEDs, aluminum (metal), acrylic
Description:  Temporal Synapse is a 2013 interactive installation by PROJECTiONE, the collaboration between Kyle Perry and Adam Buente. The artwork consists of textured acrylic panels with a fisheye camera that tracks pedestrian’s locations by lighting up corresponding cells. This work is on display in the blue elevator lobbies on floors 1 through 6 in the Eskenazi Hospital. In the body, a synapse allowsctrical and chemical signals to pass between cells and permits a stream of data and information to flow through our nervous system. “Temporal Synapse,” by the artist collective PROJECTiONE, takes this anatomical concept and graphically renders it for visitors to the Ambulatory Care Building. Each elevator lobby wall will be transformed into an intriguing interactive lighting element: the graphic patterning of the wall is developed from cellular structures seen within the body. The gestural continuation of this pattern can be read through each floor, growing throughout the elevator lobby tower and becoming a source of energy and life throughout the building, redefining what it means to wait.

PROJECTiONE is a design collaborative led by artists Adam Buente and Kyle Perry, both residents of Muncie, Ind. Founded in 2009, PROJECTiONE develops a variety of projects, from exhibition installations and product design to reactive architecture and fine art. Buente and Perry both received BS degrees in architecture and M.Arch degrees from Ball State University, with a concentration in fabrication. Buente has experience in digital and physical modeling, construction labor, graphic editing and project documentation. Perry’s past experience ranges from digital modeling and graphic design to research, development and final product fabrication. The partners received an Innovation Award for their prototype “Morpholuminescence” from the national Robert Bruce Thompson Annual Student Light Fixture Design Competition in 2009. Past projects together include reactive sculpture and lighting, custom-fabricated interior design elements and luminaires developed for potential mass production.



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