LAAB | Jellyfish’s Fermata
LAAB is a collective of architects, designers, and makers in Hong Kong led by Yip Chun Hang and Otto Ng. Projects include public architecture, interior design, interactive art, digital fabrication, and transformable apartment.
Yip Chun Hang, Otto Ng, 葉晉享, 吳鎮麟, hk architect, hk interior design, fabrication, parametric, transformable, smart home, smart city, playground, microflat, museum design, small home, exhibition, landscape, social design, architect, architecture, designers. interior, interactive design, architects, fab, lab, makers
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Project

Jellyfish Fermata

Co-creator

LAAB, Chailie Ho & Allan Au

Videography

East Eighteen & LAAB

Sponsors

deTour, PMQ, CreateHK, Philips Hue

Category
Art
About This Project

 

“Fermata” was completed in Hong Kong amid the “Umbrella Movement” and “Occupy Central” – a political confrontation between the pro-Government and pro-Democratic groups. The work attempted to create a much-needed pausing minute of peace –  momentarily liberating people from the fight.

 

This art installation was made by LAAB in collaboration with Chailie Ho Fashion Studio and Allan Au – an interdisciplinary team of architects, fashion designers, media artists and engineers.

 

13 Umbrellas were hacked to become the bones of 13 Jellyfish, dressed in a skin of feather-weight silk. Each Jellyfish transformed independently as a robot and changed its colors according to the rhythm of the music.

 

“Fermata” engaged with the mood of people by orchestrating a tempo with transforming mechanical architecture, lighting and music. As its name depicts, the artwork gradually mitigated the tempo of environment and approach a moment of serenity.

 

上一次思緒飛舞的瞬間,停格的片刻是不安、憂慮、還是匆忙?

 

由建築師、 時裝設計師、工程師以及媒體設計師共同創作,「緒舞間」利用機動結構、光線和音樂的節奏來跟人們的情緒對話。 我們希望藉著「緒舞間」讓都巿人可以暫時離開煩囂的城巿環境,給他們一個空間停下來緩一緩。 在這裏,四周環境的脈博會逐漸地緩慢下來,讓人們呼吸難得的片刻平靜。