Chakra 2050 is an interactive installation inspired by ocean pollution and chakra. The fish tank represents ocean, and the glowing jellyfish represents marine lives. Originally, the design was to ask participants put trash into the fish tank to highlight the message of our increasingly polluted ocean. Later, we reversed the interaction and decided to ask participants help pick the trash out instead. We changed the interaction because we felt that taking the trash out is a more positive interactive strategy. By picking trash out from the tank, people proactively participating in solving the pollution issue. With the trash already sinking in the tank, it visually expressed the uncomfortable living condition that marine creatures dwell in. Then, through participants’ action, they help provide a better environment for jellyfish.
LIGHT & COLOR
Inspiration & Reference
Inspired from Olafur Eliasson's works, he creates space that make viewers immerse in the light. We wanted to paint the water with light.
We used Phillips Hue products to light the installation. The LED strip was to mimic the ocean wave, and the back light showed chakra colors.
We added sand, fake plants, and weight for the jellyfish.