The Chromosphere, or "sphere of color," is an interactive, animated LED art sculpture in the shape of a large, hollow, wire-frame sphere. The sculpture is named after the layer of the Sun's atmosphere that is normally only visible during total eclipses as a thin, rosy red-colored edge.
Like the Sun's chromosphere, the 2,400 LEDs covering the Chromosphere only reside on the outer edge of the sphere, where they dance and animate with various patterns and colors.
The sculpture reacts to sound, enabling participants to affect the motion, color, and intensity of the animations with voices and other sounds. In this manner, the audience can manipulate light with sound, and also interact with other participants.
Chris Condrat has developed interactive LED-based art since 2010 that has appeared at multiple festivals and events. He enjoys creating interactive art that pushes the boundaries of technology, involves multiple senses, and enables participants to become part of the performance.