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  • 8 september - 8 december 2018
    exhibition

    Our 'the idea of a tree' project is part of the exhibiton 'Neue Urbane Produktion' at Halle 14 in Leipzig. Exhibition is curated by tri.polis

    Halle 14

  • from 25 september onwards
    window installation at Hermés in Osaka

    our new window installation for Hermès in Osaka will be installed by the end of the month

  • 28 september - 07 october
    exhibition

    happy to show our project "inWASTEment" at the exhibition "Design everyday" curated by Vandasye during this year's Vienna Design Week

  • 2018
    acquisition

    our project 'colour breeze' which was developed for the 'play'-exhibition by the British Crafts Council is now part of their collection

    colour breeze

  • 14-30 september
    exhibition

    'collective works' baskets are currently on show at the "Homo Faber" exhibition in Venice

    Homo Faber exhibition

  • 28 march - 05 october 2018
    exhibition

    we developed the matzah baking kit for the exhibition "to go - new designs for Jewish Ritual Objects" at the Israel museum, Jerusalem.

    the Israel museum - exhibition information

colour breeze

three colourful installations, that make us aware that even our small action of blowing can have a big effect

  • year 2017

  • category Kinetic / Interactive Installations

  • commissioned by

    Crafts Council UK

colour breeze #1 – #3 was developed for “States of Play” – a Crafts Council exhibition for Hull City of Culture 2017 at the Humber Street Gallery, curated by Sarah Turner. In daily life, small discoveries are often made by small gentle actions and by having open eyes for details in order to see them. We enjoy light reflections on surfaces, mesmerizing movements and when things move magically in a breeze.
The installation colour breeze tries to bring such elements together, in order to trigger the visitor’s curiosity. White lightweight objects hang in a darkened room. Some on the wall, some from the ceiling. When nobody is there, the pieces seem like in-animated decoration. However due to their materiality, they appear very fragile and one gets tempted to blow onto them. Once somebody does so, the objects react to the breath, gently move in the breeze and start illuminating in various colours for a certain time span. One’s breath makes the object appear alive, whilst the steady, untouched pieces stay white and are still waiting to get activated, by curious visitors. Three different installations, designed in different materials and constructions.
colour breeze #1 gradient wall discs is a wall full of small paper like circles. When activated disc by disc the installation lights up in a colour gradient, ranging from blue-green to red.
The second installation
colour breeze #2 floating light fabric is suspended from the ceiling. Loops of sheets of silk are hanging on the end of aluminium rods. When the visitors blow on them the silk will gently move, and each piece will light up in a colour.
The third piece colour breeze #3 colour changing hemisphere is mounted on a wall. The viewer can blow onto a small attached white disc. When doing so the hemisphere changes slowly from colour to colour until it stops at a final hue. The project development was supported by Arts Council England and British Council.

main image above – image credit: Tom Arran for States of Play, Crafts Council, Humber Street Gallery

#1 gradient wall

gradient wall is a wall full of small paper like circles. When activated, disc by disc the installation lights up in a colour gradient, ranging from blue-green to red.

view from the side into the gradient wall at Humberstreet Gallery
image credit: Tom Arran

by blowing on the discs, they start to gently move and light up

 Magically, the atmosphere in the room becomes more colourful, when more people interact with the installations.

during the exhibition the room is darkened and the installations is barely illuminated in a pale white. As soon as a visitor interacts with a piece it reacts in bright vivid colours

once the pieces are activated they illuminate the full room in all colours
 

#2 floating light fabric

blue illuminated light fabric

as soon as the fabric is moved it comes to life in bright various colours that seem like floating into the silk fabric
 

the room gets transformed into a playful and colourful surrounding

#3 colour changing hemisphere

colour changing hemisphere is activated as soon the viewer touches or blows on the smaller disk, mounted next to the piece. As long as the small disc is moving the colour is changing.

installation snapshot at the exhibition 'States of Play'

colour changing hemisphere is mounted on a wall. The viewer can blow onto a small attached white disc. When doing so the hemisphere changes slowly from colour to colour until it stops at a final hue. 

image credit: Tom Arran

gradient wall at Humber Street Gallery awaiting visitors

once there is no motion in the room, the objects rest in their position with a low white illumination

making-of video of colour breeze

part of the inspiration wall which was at the entrance of the exhibition

  • material

    #1  gradient wall: wood, spring steel, PPcircles, custom made electronics

    #2  floating light fabric: silk, aluminum, POM, cables, LEDs, custom made electronic parts,

    #3  color changing hemisphere: wood, LEDs, electronic parts, cable, paint, white plastic sheet, custom made electronics

  • dimensions

    #1  gradient wall:
    350 x 120 x 50 cm

    #2  floating light fabric:
    150 x 60 cm

    #3  color changing hemisphere:
    100 x 100 x 30 cm

  • electro-technical development

    Simon Laburda (DKIA)

  • project assistance

    Bernd van Riel, Elisa Polner

  • curated by

    Sarah Turner