Friday, August 15, 2014 (Halifax, NS) - An interactive and cutting-edge sculptural art installation has been unveiled at the Canada Games Centre.
Less is Moiré, designed by Breakhouse Inc., was conceived to mirror the energy and motion of a community wellness centre, in particular the aquatic focus of the Canada Games Centre. The piece was created by a collaborative process that brought together a project team with backgrounds in architecture, graphic design and fine art.
Rolling sheets of perforated aluminum are used to form an standing wave that also serves as the walls of a room the public can walk into. The pattern on and the curve of the walls creates an optical interference illusion, referred to as a moiré effect. As viewers move past or approach the sculpture, the optical effect takes shape, making wave-like movements and patterns appear in the surface.
The Canada Games Centre was built as a legacy project when Halifax hosted the 2011 Canada Winter Games. It remains a high profile multi-use facility within one of the Halifax region’s most diverse demographic communities.
Breakhouse Inc. is an award winning multidisciplinary design firm with core expertise in the built and the visual communication worlds. A committed community builder, Breakhouse leads and takes part in ongoing city building initiatives.
For more information on Less is Moiré, please visit http://www.halifax.ca/culture/PublicArt/index.php.