reflex, or reflex action, is an involuntary and nearly instantaneous movement in response to a stimulus.

The reflex is then an automatic response to a stimulus that does not receive or need conscious thought.

Reference project

Audience, 2008

mirror, metal cast bases, motors, custom motion tracking software, camera, computer

dimensions variable, each mirror 15 x 25 x 15 cm

Mounted on small metal feet, the horde of mirrors are clearly mechanical yet the demeanour of their movement gives a sense of abstracted, human-like behaviour making them appear oddly anthropomorphic.

Through simple pan and tilt gestures akin to turning one’s head, the mirrors convey individual characters but when a person approaches, they all turn to face the visitor in one inquisitive, synchronised gesture. Reflected in every mirror, the onlooker becomes the subject of their own gaze and that of the artwork.

Arduino Diagram


Living Shapes- Reflecx  is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
developed at  Master in Advanced Architecture  in 2019 by:
Students: Akshay Gopinath, Neel Prajapati, Ashwin Verma
Faculty: Angel Munoz & Cristian Rizzutti