Totem

 

Winter Lights Festival, Canary Wharf London | One Canada Square, London | Jan 2016

 

Projection Mapping | 2D & 3D Motion Graphics | Concept

 
 

Description
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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.

 
Projection mapping 2D motion graphics concept sculpture design in London
 

Design Concept
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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.

 
 
Projection mapping in London using 3D and 2D motion graphics to create a sculpture design
 

Motion Graphics
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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.

 
 
Projection mapping in Canary Wharf using 2D and 3D motion graphics on a sculpture design project
 
Canary Wharf London UK Projection mapping sculpture design project
 
Projection Mapping Canary Wharf London 3D Motion graphics and sculpture design
 
 

Team

Conceived and developed by Bitone Collective:

Raoul Simpson | raoulsimpsondesign.com
Tom O’Dea | iamtomodea.com
Chris Le Dantec | chrisledantec@gmail.com
Brian Kenny | lightscape.ie