28 September - 30 September 2018 Maker Faire in Eindhoven, NL
6 October 2018 National Science Weekend in Amsterdam, NL


When raindrops break the sunlight,The droplets function as a cluster of prisms and create a rainbow with beautiful bold colors. Our interactive kinetic installation RainMaker is an interactive world of movement, geometry and color that mimics this enchanting effect. As a collaborative artwork, RainMaker grows organically, allowing creativity and spontaneity to run free.

RainMaker is built from 12.000 MATHEMAGIC building blocks. MATHEMAGIC is inspired by the structural diversity and foldability of prismatic geometries that can be built using origami techniques. With MATHEMAGIC you can build geometries that are based and mathematical solids such as Catalan and Johnson solids, Platonic and Archimedean solids, but also prisms and anti-prisms, that demonstrate mind-boggling reactions to external stimuli. All these shapes lend themselves perfectly to create RainMaker, a  dynamic and colorful rainscape built from reconfigurable structures equipped with sensors and motors. This way, mathematics becomes tangible!

MATHEMAGIC is 100% Dutch design: designed by Studio Overvelde (est. 2017), the design lab of artist Sanne Overvelde-Slagman. Studio Overvelde specializes in mathematical approaches and so-called ‘architected materials’. These new materials come to life in the interactive innovations that evoke poetic visions where people, science, technology and art conveniently collide. LET IT RAIN!


Artists: Sanne Overvelde-Slagman and Bas Overvelde, Studio Overvelde
Co-produced by: Waag Technology & Society, Kunststofshop
Photography: Waag Technology & Society, Max Kneefel Eindhoven Maker Faire
Video: Studio Overvelde

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