Integrated within the coastal environment of Denmark's Wadden Sea is “Living Coastline”, an organic art installation designed by London-based Astudio (led by Christian Kerrigan), Computer Sciences at Brunel University, the Aarhus School of Architecture, and Therapy In Nature. The 1,000 wooden poles of the pared-down installation responds to the changing tides and winds in addition to creating a digitally interactive environment that visitors can explore.
Living Coastline is currently on display in the Wadden Tide exhibition as part of the Vadehavs Festival, which investigates the local coastal environment and cultural heritage through artistic means.
Get a glimpse of the installation below.
The installation space evolves constantly from the rise and fall of the tides and the shifting winds. Within the grid formed by the wooden poles, multiple spiral dunes created from sand and planted grasses capture the rising tide. During low tide, people can explore the coastal and plant life growing within the space.
An app developed by Brunel University Computer Sciences lets visitors interact with several QR codes that can be found throughout the art work. People can then document their experience and share it on social media.
Additionally, visitors can talk about their experience by answering questions written by Beth Collier of Therapy in Nature. These gathered responses will then be used in a behavioral study that will give an overview on the effects of the installation and its environment.
“Through the learning process of dealing instantly with natural forces, ‘Living Coastline’...generates shelter and an educational space”, according to the designers. The installation's organic approach can potentially be used as a method to monitor and explore coastal locations, or for future coastal art-installations.
Living Coastline will be on display until October 2.
Images courtesy of Astudio.
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