This image is inspired by Ned Kahn’s wind facade (below right) at the Southpoint development in Brisbane, Australia.
Conceptualised as a ‘mirror’ that reflects the built environment for experiencing on Emporium Hotel’s 18 metre wide LED screen situated in the porte cochére.
Motion sickness affects approximately 30% of people and the vast size of the screen requires careful image design considerations, including the speed, duration, pixel pitch and the degree of image-motion across the screen’s large surface. It is anticipated that after testing this image on this screen, the speed, animation and resolution would need to be adjusted accordingly. The image content, compositing and editing details would then be finalised.
The rear wall and floor of the elevator have large screens embedded into them and the remaining walls, ceiling and the door are all mirrored in their entirety.
The moving image would fold upwards by 90º at approximately 1/3 of the way up from its bottom edge to fit the elevator’s screens which are at placed adjacently and at 90º to each other.
‘It is anticipated that the illusion and the immersive effect would be enhanced by the repetition, or the ‘infinite’ mirror image, that is reflected into itself in the Emporium hotel’s bespoke elevator’
Potentially, it may even ‘reveal a volume instead of a plane’ as in Ned Kahn’s Wind Cube, Santa Rosa (Kahn, 2005). It is also anticipated that, as viewers perceive themselves inside the image, as it moves across the floors, walls and ceiling, that there would be an extra-sensory dimension.
As the elevator ascends and descends. the corporeal sensations could potentially increase the sense of immersion into the image.