Cally Colour Chart (2016)
Self determining Light Poem.
Razzle Dazzle (a partially camouflaged leisure centre) (2008 - 2013)
External sound reactive glass rainscreen facade, Lewisham Glass Mill Leisure Centre.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Forest Gate, Rose bush, security grill, c-type prints, magnets and live video link to Artists garden.
Scope: Design for a semi-permanent embedded artwork (20yrs)
Location: Caledonian Road / Caledonian Road Overground Bridge
Client: Islington Borough Council
Project Status: Complete
Project completion: Spring 2016
Cally Colour Chart is a self-determined light poem and new public art work for Caledonian Road situated under the well-known local landmark The Cally bridge.
The work is collated from responses to an open invitation from London-based artist Phil Coy to The Cally´s immediate communities to choose and then name colours that will illuminate the underside of the bridge.
Coy has researched and discussed the work with the areas immediate communities to develop names and colours that make reference to the areas rich history. Anyone who lives or works in the area around the Caledonian Road is also invited to propose a colour for the work via this website.
The work pays homage to the Caledonian Road´s extraordinarily diverse communities and context and subverts those familiar colour charts used in architecture, fashion, design and other industries, that seek to brand and determine our unique experience of colour.
The final Cally Colour Chart will include over 200 hues. Once launched, the work will illuminate the underneath of the bridge displaying one colour at a time, whilst the name given to that colour will scroll across a dot matrix screen. Passing traffic on the Caledonian Road and trains on the London Overground will trigger each colour to fade in to the next.
Islington Council has commissioned the work with funding from Transport for London.
See: CallyColourChart.info for further details
Scope: Design for a permanent architectural embedded artwork
Location: Opposite Lewisham DLR, London
Architects: LA Architects / Assael Architects
Client: Lewisham Borough Council / Barratts
Commission Consultant: Futurecity
Project Status: Completed
Based on Dazzle Camouflage Razzle Dazzle is a grid of square or 'pixelated' glass panels in a pattern of ten corporate colours that suggest a low-resolution digital screen spanning the façade of the building. Integrated into this ‘screen’ are backlit LED luminaries, microphones and custom software that react to and reflect the soundscape of the Borough of Lewisham.
Versions of Dazzle Camouflage were designed by artists during WW1 and WW2 including the Vorticist artist Edward Wadsworth to help protect ships from attack. In contrast to camouflage that aims to blend with contextual elements in order to disrupt our depth perception Dazzle Camouflage is disorderly and creates distinctions between each element making it hard to differentiate between any one element within the design.