Published on: May 17, 2011
Jason Bruges Studio was recently awarded for their design of Platform 5 in London/UK.
It is an dynamic installation playing with memories of an abandoned platform 5 on Sunderland Station.
More about Platform 5 see below:
Platform 5, commissioned by Nexus for Sunderland Station, has been a key component to the refurbishment of the station in the North East. “To be acknowledged at The Lighting Design Awards for the Platform 5 installation is a proud moment for the whole studio” said Jason Bruges. The installation in Sunderland was also commended on Monday at the Design Week Awards too.
The art installation consists of a 144m long and 3m tall glass block wall concealing a disused platform at Sunderland train station creating a large low-resolution video matrix (755×15 pixels). The concept depicts ghostly characters that appear behind the glass wall opposite passengers waiting for a train.
Jonathon Hodges, Project Designer of Jason Bruges Studio said “Each ghostly character has its own behaviour, some are friends standing together in conversation, others appearing antisocial and stand away from the others, one or two bring their dogs and some reading newspapers.”
An array of simple sensors observes the motion and location of trains and a computer-based control system uses this information in combination with the character behaviour to create the moving figures behind the wall. The light matrix is be made up of individually addressable white-coloured LED nodes mounted on bespoke metal frames.
The character were created by filming thirty-five local people from Sunderland doing everyday activities that people perform while waiting for a train. Their movements were digitally deconstructed and then reassembled in the computer to create the animations on the light wall.
Posted by: Maja Apih