Interactive Kinetic Art — Awaken
Brixels Close-Up


Mirrored Stainless Steel, painted aluminum, custom mechanical motor system, custom motion tracking software, camera, computer
10 x 4 x 1 ft
Executed in 2019
Edition of 5 plus 3 artist's proofs

On view at Empires Stores in Brooklyn, NY, through September 2019.

Awaken is an interactive kinetic art sculpture made from BREAKFAST’s custom Brixels medium. As one moves their hand in front of the piece, each Brixel is brushed awake, then slowly settles back to its previous, somber state. The sculpture is an exploration of human interaction with a robotic medium, with the medium expressing a reaction to a person’s movements.

Awaken is made of 168 Brixels—a medium developed and created by BREAKFAST—which uses silent motors to quietly and smoothly rotate the Brixels to precise locations.

Edition 1: Not Available
Edition 2: SOLD
Edition 3: Available

Other sizes available:

5 x 4 x 1 ft
14 x 8 x 1 ft