David Gappa's installation titled "Introspection" is a visible interpretation of an often hidden process in our bodies: the communication of nerves. Designed to capture the essence of thought as it pulsates through a field of synapses, Gappa's piece artistically translates the catalytic movement of energy as it transfers through our creative minds. 

A visually dramatic centerpiece, the intricate installation of glass and steel weighs 5,300 pounds and measures 50-feet wide by 40-feet long. Introspection consists of 175 LED-illuminated glass spires and 1,050 hand-blown glass spheres. Each five-and-a-half-foot spire is individually illuminated and can be controlled via CuePad to slowly pulsate an array of colors across the entire piece, similar to the electric impulses passed between nerve cells.

Todd Graham was the Lighting Designer and CueServer programmer for this project.

Interactive: How was CueServer used in this project?

Todd Graham: CueServer was used to recall various dynamic cues that can be triggered via CuePad. Also, introspection utilized Timer Triggers to recall looks at various times of the day on a regular schedule.

Interactive: How would you describe your experience with CueServer?

Todd Graham: CueServer 2 was very easy to program setup to have the customer interface with the exhibit through software applications. A major benefit of the system is the ability to update and service remotely.

Dallas, TX


Todd Graham
Batts AVL

Project Details:

  • CueServer 2 Pro
  • Custom blown glass light with Gantam Fixtures
  • Cue Triggering via CuePad
  • Cue Triggering via Timers


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