Luminous Canopy

Luminous Canopy
22 May - 08 Jun 2015 18:00 - Midnight
Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay

Artists: McDermott Baxter (Ruth McDermott / Ben Baxter)
Country: Australia

Luminous Canopy creates dynamic patterns, textures and forms in response to changes in the wind. Over a walkway at Walsh Bay hangs a canopy made from a large net, from which 10,000 streamer elements are suspended, each 400 mm long. The streamers are made from a mixture of translucent and reflective white lightweight materials. LED lights programmed to change colour illuminate the canopy from both sides. As participants pass underneath, they hear tones from a natural soundscape and, looking up, see colour and changing surface patterns linked to the movements of the breeze.