Changi Airport, Singapore
In the course of refurbishment works ART+COM was commissioned to create a signature art installation for the Departure-Check-in hall of Terminal 1 at Singapore Airport. Kinetic Rain is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet is moved precisely and seemingly floating by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the halls ceiling. The drops follow a 15-minute, computationally designed choreography where the two parts move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.
ART+COM, Berlin studio for new media design, is specialized in translating content into spatial environments using interactive media. Since the earliest days of the genre the company has been a pioneer of media design, art, technology, and research. Its interdisciplinary skilled staff develops innovative projects in all formats ranging from single interactive installations to media-augmented exhibition designs, interactive environments and interactive architectures.