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Voyage

2012

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 is a large-scale installation that consists of three hundred floating 'origami boats', encasing coloured dynamic LED lights that come alive at night. Each origami boat is 60cm long.

 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

Commissioned for Canary Wharf Group's award-winning public art programme for the Middle Dock of Canary Wharf, December 2012 - February 2013, London. 

Photo credit: Philip Vile, Peter Matthews.

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