Déplacements consists of 24 computer case fans forming a rectangle. Each fan is a “pixel”, its number of revolutions and the intensity of the light of its LED change according to the level of gray corresponding to the pixel of reference.
Displacement is a hijack of this object, a component of the computer becoming image. It is not a question of a physical “displacement” but of a movement, a flow.
More fans in art: The Art of Breathing (Circulation); Circular Breathing, a personal breath recorder; Avantilator, a performance where 100 modified fans were playing the music along with the DJ; Rabbit Field, an infestation of inflatable rabbit-like forms; Blow-Up (image above) records, amplifies, and projects your breath into a room-sized field of wind; Breathe On Me, a space with fan/webcam devices on the walls. The fan/webcams are modified netcams such that Internet users can control the direction of the fan from the remote webcam view; Twilight, a breathing installation.
via Regine at we-make-money-not-art