Flow is an installation which allows the audience to experience the uncontrollable nature of a wicket system and therefore to start conversations and to encourage new ideas.
In discussions, environmental threats are humanised and scaled down to present tangible solutions. Humanising such issues allows us to grasp hyper-objects, but at the same time, it implies that they can be resolved with simple actions. This process tends to overlook the unpredictable effects that emerge within the system. We aim to step back and zoom out a level to highlight a non-human-centred point of view on the topic of environmental issues and ask ‚Who is in Control of the Air?‘
Flow embraces this discussion through an immersive experience.
Animations were projection-mapped onto the floating sculptures and visualise the movement of the air through particle systems, inspired by weather maps and wind visualisations. The visual language and change of colours draw attention to the ongoing shifts in climate change.
Inspired by Tomás Saraceno's Aeroscene projects, the installation includes ten floating sculptures which give shape to the air and thus gives it a presence and a starting point for conversations.
Native Instincts, Bussey Building, London