Campfire is an installation design for the Wayhome Music & Arts Festival 2016, the design won 2nd place during the competition. The project was completed with my team including Sylvia Chen, Tina Peng, Mark Liu, and Iris Ho.
Our concept is inspired by the idea of people gathering around a campfire. Being a large celebration of music and arts, Wayhome can relate to many representations of campfires; because it symbolizes energy, passion, unity and relationships from physical human connections. This interactive installation we are proposing is designed to be functional and to achieve a compelling narrative.
The idea of Campfire
In this installation, Wayhomies are unconsciously lured to complete our art piece. Emotions from the festival will echo within the Campfire creating exciting interactions between enthusiasts; this will fulfil our intention of wanting people to share their experiences.
Our installation is presented as multiple inclined, triangular structures with one central fulcrum beam. The beam allows the structure to see-saw back and forth with the pulling motion from a person at the apex. Furthermore, the fulcrum beam is also a sitting platform. As the image shows, the people are directed outwards, facing the massive event crowds. This encourages more participants to gather and feel welcomed towards the “campfire”.