"Sirens" was first created as a large scale, outdoor installation that uses holographic projections to transform public waterways into mythical underwater worlds inhabited by supernatural sea creatures and mysterious mermaids. We now want to turn this piece into a large indoor gallery installation.
Sirens is a contemplative, haunting and uncanny display of holographic projections into water, featuring an array of sea creatures and mermaids as they encounter human detritus, plastic pollution and climate change. In ancient folklore, sirens have come to signify the delirium of an alluring, supernatural and deadly peril.
As global warming impacts the habitats of animals, we see fish populations diminish to the brink of extinction. Mermaids are not exempt from this destructive process. In our story they have been forced to migrate to better feeding grounds to survive. The Sirens’ appearance a symptom of worse things to come...
We are now looking to develop this project by framing the mermaids with underwater foliage and placing the installation into a gallery in which we have total control over water clarity, ambient light levels and the placement of sound in order to create a totally immersive otherworldly experience.
We want to build up the projection content with underwater flora and fauna and apply a luminescent aesthetic treatment that places the ancient creature of the mermaid into visions of the future.
The installation would require the build of a large but shallow water basin whose size can vary depending on spatial and technical considerations of the venue. The installation could include a small bridge across the water basin and mirrors lining the walls surrounding the installation.
Two 10k Lumen projectors using wide angle lenses.
A large but shallow water basin that uses the maximum size of the projection area (water depth ca. 10cm).
A bridge across the middle of the basin (best viewing experience is from above).
A water pump to circulate the water.
A simple water drip/fountain to add slight movement to the water surface.
Design not to scale.
Basin size dependent on projector specs and ceiling size.
Bridge design can be simplified.