Fluidity is an interactive installation, which visualises the gender experiences of the Northern Design Festival's audience; it consists of dynamic lighting scenarios that elaborate on audience’s gender perception expressed on a chromatic scale, transforming the Central Library into a colourful and dynamic environment.
The tensegryty structure of Fluidity aims at expressing the complex dynamics of gender perception and identity; components in compression inside a net of continuous tension create a fluid and stable structure, embedding bespoken LED lights.
The project results from the collaboration between Aether & Hemera and Dr. Kevin Hilton, Reader in Designing for Transformational Experiences at Northumbria University; his inspiring talk - Can we change our mind about gender? - complemented this interesting Art+Science partnership. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. More information about this project's development here
Newcastle City Library, as part of the Northern Design Festival, 10th - 20th October 2013, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Photos Credit: J.Thompson and Gloria Ronchi