ECOS Centre, Ballymena
On arrival at ECOS visitors enter a huge cylindrical space with an angled roof,
though which a controlled amount of sun light projects rainbows around the space
on to a time grid, forming the Peter Erskin sundial. The video installation is
designed for this space and is projected using three projectors spanning 12 meters
x 3 meters.
The intention of the piece was to excite and stimulate the audience by presenting
the issues in an unexpected and motivating form, taking the audience by surprise
rather than giving them the expected natural history intro. The resulting
five minute piece acts as a spectacular title sequence to the environmental
centre, mixing the expected natural imagery with creative use of text and graphics
in an unexpected format.
A radio tuner soundtrack, allowing contradictory statements and samples to be
used to introduce ideas rather than tell a linear story. The result is a captivating
mix of positive and negative ideas, that are spun together through a radio show
format with a strong soundtrack created by Scanner.