In order to recreate the bioluminescence of fireflies, their ability to produce light through a chemical process, XYZ artists and experts have used the principle of fluorescence. Bulbs were filled with tonic water, which contains quinine, a natural alkaloid that reacts to ultraviolet rays from light beams. In the first part of the experiment, nearly 2,500 light bulbs attached to metal rods recall a mysterious natural environment. A little further, in the main area, stumps were used to integrate infrared sensors movement activated. Visitors can thus manipulate light beams by approaching or moving their hands away from the stump, which causes light flashes and triggers a soundtrack. The participants, surrounded by a cloud of “fireflies”, then become light bearers.
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