A&E delivered technical production and engineering for Kimchi & Chips new piece Halo @ Somerset House in 2018. This was it’s first showing and involved in intensive 2 week install. A&E worked closely with Kimchi & Chips and the Somerset House team to work out the best way of installing, calibrating and finessing the piece in this grand location.
Halo uses 99 robotic mirrors and a complex mathematical simulation to track the suns rays and reflect them into a cloud of mist - creating an etherial volumetric projection of a Halo.
Engineering challenges involved, pumping high pressure water, mirror calibration and software control of a large number of servo’s.
KIMCHI AND CHIPS Artist : Mimi Son, Elliot Woods
CO-COMMISSIONED BY Arts Council Korea and Arts Council England Joint Funding 2017 Gwangju Design Biennale
PRESENTED BY Somerset House Korean Cultural Centre UK
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING IN COLLABORATION WITH Improbable
PRODUCTION & ON-SITE ENGINEERING Artists and Engineers, Louis Mustill, Arron Smith
THANKS TO Improbable Tech : Daniel Tang, Dave Culley ROBOTIS 로보티즈 Myungjin Light 명진라이트 Glen Rowden, Paul Ward Sean Malikides