[W]HOLE is an analog interactive light installation that invites participants to explore the physicality of their surroundings and discover the hidden symbolism within the installation using Anamorphic Perspective. The hidden symbol is representative of the Zodiac Chart, which is also referred to as The Circle of Life. During Lumière, Spring Equinox is also the start of the astrological New Year. The Astrological New Year starts with the Aries season and a new moon during March 2023.

The interactive component is created through a method called Analog Interactivity, where the installation is static and it’s the movement of the viewer around the installation that brings the piece to life. The participant will discover the secret symbol through this movement to find a specific perspective. The lighting design for [W]HOLE uses a Quartz Real Time Clock to communicate time through different lenses visually. Different light patterns are used to display the countdown to Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. It also rotates through generative light patterns that communicate the current, present time.

[W]HOLE aims to change the traditional role of the individual when interacting with technology by creating an interactive sculpture that allows the participant to create their own experience using anamorphic perspective.



  • Jordan Shaw
    Jordan Shaw

    Jordan Shaw is an artist and creative technologist raised, and currently based in, Toronto, Canada. He grew up in Scarborough and received his MFA from OCAD University's Digital Futures program leading to his thesis exhibited during Vector Festival at InterAccess. Jordan completed his undergraduate degrees at Carleton University and Algonquin College, where his final installation was exhibited at ACM SIGGRAPH. His work is related to exploring the hidden and unseen aspects of technology, the digital environment around us and how we exist within this hybrid world. The manifestation of this work tries to visualize the hidden interactions between people and technology, data collection and the digital systems that are trying to understand the physical world. Jordan has exhibited internationally in Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain and the United States of America, along with several online exhibitions.