Illutron is a floating culture house and artist collective created 10 years. Greatly inspired by Burning Man Festival in USA and Half Machine, the space was created by 5 interactive artists. This makerspace was created after the economic boom, where the cost of all the spaces were really expensive to rent. The founders decided to buy a ship and raise the anchors in the harbor of Copenhagen.
A few years ago, a green house was set up on the rusty barge, offering the possibilities to actual members to come and try new things. This new approach gives a new breath to the makerspace, and many new members are coming for this original initiative.
The vision of Illutron is defined in a manifesto, written when the space was created, available on their website. This text sets the goals of this art collective: “Illutron is a haven for innovative thinking between art and technology”.
This philosophy enables the creation of innovative projects, by reusing resources and renew classical subjects. Artists want to bring more social and human aspect in their works. A good example of the use of “old resources” is a project made from parachutes from the Korean Wars. Stitched together, with lights in it, they are connected to a vacuum and suddenly a big structure is created. It helps to modify the perception of street lighting.
Another project was to create a kind of fire enabled by human connection. By playing some rhythms, the structure was creating a fire. Seeing human as a tribe, and playing with primitive technologies, feelings and perception: this is the purpose of this space. Connecting human together through artistic work.