Lucid Lien

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Her projects are all infused with technological aspects, as mentioned she works with DEFRAME.
DEFRAME is a collective based in Utrecht, NL. Its focus lies on audiovisual installations and live visual performances. Sharing a passion for creating immersive experiences, exploring the possibilities of current media technology. This is a short description of what DEFRAME does, this tells a lot about Lucid Lien as well, as she is a visual media artist at DEFRAME.
On her website we find several projects with its short description what she and collaborators try to explore.


 Kuberias Technocreati 1.0 /1.5

KuberiasTechnocreati is about inspiration and creation. It shows the invisible communication between our inner imaginary world and the bodily physical outside it has effect on. The outside world is trapped in structures where only media, the digital image, the creating cube, can set it free in organic forms.

The sides of the kinetic cube open and close with help of a servo-motor and is like the smoke machine, connected to a arduinoboard.

It’s her first experiment with projection on smoke.


Smoke, projector(s), Arduinoboard, laser lights, servo motors applying on space with important notion of (plexi)glass, stone and concrete (in environment e.g. floor/walls).

Lucidlien visually tries to communicate with digital medium. She also makes use of an arduino board where the servo-motor and smoke machine is connected to. A servo motor or servo mechanism (often shortened to servo) is a device for automatically controlling a mechanical system, without direct mechanical connection. -> f/example cruise control
Arduino is a single-board microcontroller designed to make the process of using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more accessible. The hardware consists of a simple open source hardware board designed around an 8-bit Atmel AVR microcontroller, though a new model has been designed around a 32-bit Atmel ARM. The software consists of a standard programming language compiler and a boot loader that executes on the microcontroller.

Arduino boards can be purchased pre-assembled or do-it-yourself kits. Hardware design information is available for those who would like to assemble an Arduino by hand. There are sixteen official Arduinos that have been commercially produced to date.


We see a certain happening of this so called ‘inbetween’ that tries to set itself free through digital visual experience. The way this is done is as if a video game takes place in reality. A clever effect of the smoke and projection on it. The intertwining of both of those elements are nicely done, resulting in cool 3D effects.


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