Kinetic Art Installation – One East Coast
The “Fish Swirl” is a permanent kinetic art installation welcoming the visitors to the luxurious sales hall for One East Coast. It operates as a 1:30 min immersive show where kinetic fishes, moving head lights and surrounding soundtrack mesmerise the audience.
The “Fish Swirl” is inspired by the fishing activity present in the surroundings of future property One East Coast. Springing from the ceiling, two schools of fish are meeting in the center of the Theater.
The overall composition generates a spiral made of two arms and radiates as a 360° piece. The installation carries the values of the Yin Yang and the vital balance between fish resources and fishing activity.
Each of the 34 fishes is made of an abstract transparent acrylic. Thanks to a kinetic system of 68 winches and surrounding moving lights, the installation performs a one-of-a-kind light show. Supported by a 5.1 soundtrack, the Fish Swirl shapes and reshapes itself above the audiences heads for an unforgiven moment.
To realise this piece we hand coded custom software to control the show from a regular 3D animation package, which is far from the normal in terms of programming such a setup. Using our custom tools allowed us to take the actual animation from our pre-vizualisations and use these to physically control the winches and lighting giving us the ability to fine-tune on-site.
Thank you to our On-site fabrication partners Stage Tech & special thanks to our model Carmina Lo.