Interactive robotic sculpture.
A school of blue-green chromis fish have taken up residence in the heart of the city. But the coral outcrop on which they depend has been bleached by warming waters. Apparently at ease in their new home, the fish swim lazily through imaginary currents in the air. That is, until they catch sight of a passerby. Through integrated robotics and proximity sensors, these delightful little creatures focus their attention and consider us with curiosity.
Shoal is a mesmerising Curiocity inspired by pressing issues of climate change and our irreplaceable relationship with the natural world.
12 - 28 March 2021: Queen Street Mall, Curiocity Brisbane
Design David Morton
Lighting and Robotics Lachlan Cross
Creative Producer Matt Seery
Originally commissioned by Curiocity Brisbane.
Conservation partner: Reef Restoration Foundation.