Your right to continued existence [Cally colour chart] (2016)
Public light poem: 4m dot matrix screen, 12 x 1.2m RGB LED luminaires, custom control software.
NOTICE [Power written with flowers] (2000)
Public planting, planning notices and post card. Installed on a flower bed built to commemorate 50th aniversary of Second World War. Islington Green, London.
Razzle Dazzle Boogie Woogie [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
Your right to continued existence (Cally colour chart) is a light poem a public art work for Caledonian Road situated under the well-known local landmark The Cally bridge.
The work is drawn from the Caledonian road’s provocative history. Coy researched and discussed the work with the areas immediate communities to develop names and colours that made reference to the areas rich history. People living or working in the area were invited to propose a colour for the work via the website Cally colour chart.
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 includes over 200 hues. The work illuminates 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
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.