The current financial situation has left a landscape of obsolete scaffolding structures scattered across the city; urban scars that remind us of the fragility of our current society. PIXEL CLOUD is an architectural installation that addresses this condition by transforming an ordinary scaffolding structure into a fully immersive environment of light and sound in the heart of Reykjavík.
The installation consists of a large scaffolding structure that has been assembled in a way to conceptually resemble a pixelated cloud. The scaffold, once liberated from its functions as an element in the construction industry, is treated as an object of art in itself. The entire structure is covered with a porous membrane composed of multiple layers of white net fabric. This membrane captures the light that is projected onto its surfaces while letting it pass through its porous openings and reach other layers.
A series of generative visuals were video mapped to match in detail the spatial qualities of the structure, which were projected at 24,000 lumens from two different light sources. As the projected light passes from one layer of fabric onto the next, the light emission not only fills the entire space but it also reaches the bodies of citizens that venture into the environment of light and shadows created inside the structure. 
During four nights, Marcos Zotes performed a series of live visual creations in conjunction with live performances by Icelandic musician Eðvarð Egilsson and his project Cosmos. The structure remained as an elevated public platform during the daytime, allowing local residents to enjoy their surrounding urban environment with a new perspective.
PIXEL CLOUD is the winning competition entry by Marcos Zotes / UNSTABLE for the Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival 2013, organized by Höfuðborgarstofa, Orkusalan and the Iceland Design Centre.More info at: www.unstablespace.comCredits:
Architect: Marcos Zotes / UNSTABLE
Design and Visual Production: Marcos Zotes
Music: Eðvarð Egilsson / Cosmos
Technical Direction: Marcos Zotes
Technical Production: Luxor
Project Management: Marcos Zotes, Gerður Sveinsdóttir
Structural Consultant: Tómas Tómasson (ÍSTAK)
Scaffolding Construction: ROST ehf
Fabric Setup: Marcos Zotes with Erika Barth (Veraldavinir), Edda Guðmundsdóttir (Shadow Creatures) and LHÍ students: Anton Svanur Guðmundsson, Arnar Þór Sigurjónsson, Bergdís Bjarnadóttir, Bergþóra Góa Kvaran, Erling Þorgrímsson, Hallgerður Kata Óðinsdóttir, Hildur Guðmundsdóttir, Pétur Stefánsson, Sunna Dóra Sigurjónsdóttir
Photography: Arnaldur Halldórsson, Eric Wolf, Ingunn Mjöll, Marcos Zotes, Roman Gerasymenko
Videography: Brandenburg, Jóel Sigurðsson, Marcos Zotes
Sponsor: Orkusalan
Special Thanks: Höfuðborgarstöfa, Iceland Design Centre, Luxor, Orkusalan