Noodle Feed goes beyond physical senses and creates a shared augmented reality
environment where people can interact in new ways and consider that the world is much more than we perceive.
The colourful forms and tangible nature of the ‘noodles’ are designed to attract attention, while the rough
matte texture of recycled sailcloth contrasts with the soft, springy cushioning of the objects, inviting
visitors to move them into chairs, beds and shelters.
An Augmented Reality App lets visitors leave digital traces of their time at the installation, including photos,
stories and drawings that can be seen by other users in physical space.
Kaleidoscope of the Senses
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Kaleidoscope of the Senses re-purposes the existing lifeguard chair, bringing
together a balanced yet dynamic composition of elements which are both a visual and experiential celebration
of the senses and a metaphor of the body in space.
An open bell tower structure creates clanking metal sounds in the wind, while a diagonal black chimney draws
up the aromas of oils set into the beach sand at its base. A horizontal white extrusion reflects the expansive
horizon, framing a view of the water and back to the city. This is all underscored by a lateral red beam,
establishing a tactile bench within the structure, the only point of physical contact with the observer.
Mirage has been designed to react to the movements of the sun and the people.
Depending on where the visitors are positioned, they will see either a red transparent sun setting or a light
and bright rising sun laying on the horizon. As they walk closer, they will discover the thin structure that
makes these two simultaneous realities possible.
The Beach's Percussion Ensemble
This installation consists of three structures of varying sizes formed of a
series of stacked wooden rectangular prisms laid out in a circular shape around a giant steel drum.
Where the prisms overhang, metal bells of varying shapes and sizes will hang. Some of the structure’s prisms
might also be made into steel drums. The elements of the lake’s environment will release the bells’ sound like
a wind chime. Visitors can use sticks chained to the structure to play along with the sounds produced by the
lake’s elements. Graffiti artists will also be invited to tag the structure.
Winter Stations is an international design competition and exhibition
held annually along Toronto's beaches. Started in 2014 as a collaboration
between RAW Design,
Ferris + Associates, and
Curio, Winter Stations has
become a Toronto institution now entering its sixth year of exhibition.
See photos from previous years' exhibitions here.