Interactive digital video projection environment in two parts
projections 6 x 12 x 20 metres and 18 x 6 x 15 metres
2 large scale video projections, colour
A Little Pig Production, UK, 2006.
Commissioned by Allen and Overy LLB, London
The second part of the installation is encountered as the public leave the escalator area and enter a large high entrance area at the centre of the building. On a wall 20 metres wide there is a double projection. This uses a very similar system to the escalator component of the work. However, whereas the escalator component captures and displays people as rising or falling, in this component people are captured as they walk through the space. Again, the last fifty layers of captured imagery are remembered, the older layers darker and further away from the plane of the projected imagery - the wall. Figures further away from the plane are rendered smaller and higher than older layers, creating a sense of depth and being in a slightly elevated position, as if looking over a large crowd of people walking through an infinite dark space.
Software development by Simon Biggs and Josh Nimoy. Project assistants, Michael Hohl and Sue Hawksley.
Installation managed by ADi, London. Lighting: Visual Energy, London. Cameras and optics: Alrad, UK. Network systems: Cisco.
Project architects: Foster and Partners. Project engineers: Arup. project designers: Pringle Brandon.
video of escalator piece
video of entrance piece