Video Display For Wonder & Water Exhibition

Wonder & Water records short films about water and posts them on Instagram. In our design for the exhibition we wanted to maintain the intimate one-on-one relationship one has with the video when watching it on a phone.

After watching the films ourselves we aimed to encourage the exhibition visitors to see each video multiple times as we thought they have meditative qualities and that one can discover more with every view. In order to achieve this we decided to hide the video displays from immediate view to prevent viewers from skimming through the collection. We hoped that it will encourage to focus on each piece and will create an effect of surprise and even mystery.

 

amplifying the visual experience

The films were to be displayed on iphones or ipads and we have designed pyramidal shapes to cover them. The metal ‘pyramid’ reflects the film on its internal walls amplifying the visual experience and separates the viewer from the surroundings at the same time. The pyramids are fixed to vertical metal plate that also acts as headphones support. The plates are fixed to floor and ceiling with stainless steel ropes allowing for flexibility in placing the pieces within the exhibition space. The whole assembly is made from laser cut elements and widely available stainless steel fittings which kept the budget low.

 

DESIGNING FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY

We wanted to minimise the amount of waste after taking down the exhibition. Therefore the pieces have been made from durable materials that can be used multiple times. All the elements of the display are assembled without adhesives so they can be easily disassembled for transportation and recycled without loss of material quality at end of life.

 

Design: Bilska de Beaupuy

Location: London, United Kingdom

Project year: 2016

Project status: completed

Fabrication of bespoke metal elements: Lasermaster

Visuals: Bilska de Beaupuy

 
 Following principles of Circular Economy, all the elements of the display are assembled without adhesives so they can be easily disassembled for transportation and recycled without loss of material quality at end of life.

Following principles of Circular Economy, all the elements of the display are assembled without adhesives so they can be easily disassembled for transportation and recycled without loss of material quality at end of life.

 The metal ‘pyramid’ encapsulating the video provides an intimate experience for the viewer. 

The metal ‘pyramid’ encapsulating the video provides an intimate experience for the viewer. 

 The whole assembly is made from laser cut elements and widely available stainless steel fittings which kept the budget low.

The whole assembly is made from laser cut elements and widely available stainless steel fittings which kept the budget low.

 The metal ‘pyramid’ reflects the film on its internal walls amplifying the visual experience

The metal ‘pyramid’ reflects the film on its internal walls amplifying the visual experience

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