Troika‘s latest kinetic installation is on display in the Corus building in Toronto and features a shoal of fish that seem to swim up and down a 50m long corridor…
To create Shoal, 467 ‘fish’ are suspended from the ceiling of the space and rotate on their own axis in order to, say Troika, “display the movements and interdependency typical to school of fish”. Each fish is wrapped in dichroic acrylic, which produces the iridescent colours as they spin.
As the studio explain on their website: “The ceiling architecture is set in motion and appears liquified, changing the spatial experience of the corridor while opening up the surrounding architecture infinitely towards Lake Ontario.”
Shoal was curated by PAM (Karen Mills and Justin Ridgeway) and commissioned by TEDCO as a permanent installation for the Corus building located at Toronto’s Waterfront, Queens Quay East.
More on the project, here.