Projection Mapping | 2D & 3D Motion Graphics | Concept
Totem was a collaborative project with the Bitone collective commissioned by the Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf, London. It took the form of an interactive pixel mapped sculpture and was fully interactive with mobile signals, transforming the smart-device energy into a dance between light and movement.
Totem — noun | to·∙tem ˈtō-təm | A totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or tribe.
As ubiquitous connectivity becomes an ever-more essential part of our communication Totem seeks to explore the hidden signals that surround us and keep us in touch with our family, friends and our work.
Fluid directions and slow-paced movements helped to create the mesmerising result mapped onto the totem installation. The sense of calm surrounding the piece rings true to the design concept of developing a connective energy for the viewer and their personal reflection.
By capturing and representing these signals in the public realm, Totem creates an interactive conversation between us about the technology that underpins our societies.
Through its playful form, Totem reacts to both “passive” and “active” participants in the public space by converting the mobile phone signals that surround us into a three dimensional array of sound and light.