Skye One Seven Apartments "Home" Artwork

Local artist Jason Hirst approached Light Application with a significant technical challenge on this project.

The lighting on this spectacular sculpture on the exterior of the Skye One Seven apartment building on Wickham Street in East Perth needed to be installed on the ground before the sculpture was raised into position.

Light Application supplied custom factory moulded pureLED Flexi Addressable RGB assemblies to fit in the spaces between each segment of the piece. The design was the most complex combination of lengths ever produced by the team, but with careful planning, the assemblies fit the sculpture with millimetre accuracy, Producing a spectacular show at night, while being completely invisible during the day time when the lights are not in use.

An additional challenge was presented by the provision of just one single 25mm conduit between the switchboard and the artwork location.A special driver arrangement was devised which allowed for the smallest possible footprint for equipment on the building exterior (just one 200mm by 200mm enclosure) , while keeping most of the control equipment and driver hardware some 25 metres away within the switchboard.

The light shows were developed onsite in a single evening, with a Light Application programmer working in conjunction with Jason to bring his vision to life and adjust the result for best effect. A different show is displayed every night of the week, with Friday nights cycling through each of the other six shows so that a taste of each can be seen as the evening progresses.

Local artist Jason Hirst approached Light Application with a significant technical challenge on this project.

The lighting on this spectacular sculpture on the exterior of the Skye One Seven apartment building on Wickham Street in East Perth needed to be installed on the ground before the sculpture was raised into position.

Light Application supplied custom factory moulded pureLED Flexi Addressable RGB assemblies to fit in the spaces between each segment of the piece. The design was the most complex combination of lengths ever produced by the team, but with careful planning, the assemblies fit the sculpture with millimetre accuracy, Producing a spectacular show at night, while being completely invisible during the day time when the lights are not in use.

An additional challenge was presented by the provision of just one single 25mm conduit between the switchboard and the artwork location.A special driver arrangement was devised which allowed for the smallest possible footprint for equipment on the building exterior (just one 200mm by 200mm enclosure) , while keeping most of the control equipment and driver hardware some 25 metres away within the switchboard.

The light shows were developed onsite in a single evening, with a Light Application programmer working in conjunction with Jason to bring his vision to life and adjust the result for best effect. A different show is displayed every night of the week, with Friday nights cycling through each of the other six shows so that a taste of each can be seen as the evening progresses.

COMPLETED
January 2020
Location
East Perth
PHOTOGRAPHY
Artist Liaison
Services
Design
Lighting and Control
Programming
Project Management