The etymon of the word ‘voyage’ comes from Latin ’viāticum’, which means ’provision for travelling’, and the aim of the artwork is to allow viewers to travel and sail with absolute freedom to all the places they care to imagine. Colourful paper boats’ on the water invites everyone to make a transition from reality to imagination, reliving childhood memories and embracing our freedom; blurring the lines between the real and hyper-real, ‘Voyage’ invites the thoughts of the visitors to cross the borders of their imagination.
‘Voyage’ installation consists of three hundred floating 'paper boats', encasing coloured dynamic LED lights that come alive at night. Voyage is also designed to be an interactive experience; people can engage with it and impact on the behaviour of the lights from their mobile phone.
More information about this project's development here
Middle Dock of Canary Wharf, December 2012 - February 2013, London. Commissioned for Canary Wharf Group’s award-winning public art programme.
Canal Convergence art event, 7 -18 November 2013, Scottsdale, Arizona, US.
Photo credit: Philip Vile, Peter Matthews and Sean Deckert
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