This installation consisted of three light tubes suspended from trees on the pathway near the Mandavi river in Panaji, Goa. Colors in each tube were cycled through different colors from colorwheel. On touch, each tube changes the color. This installation was an attempt to explore the relation between color and light.
This project was implemented by the team of 15 students of New Media Design under the guidance of Dr. Jignesh Khakhar. Whole team worked throughout the tight schedule of one month.Brainstorming
We sat together in the first week to come up with relevant ideas. Each member tried to contribute with their own thoughts and knowledge.Prototyping
Our first objective was to get perfect diffusion for the light coming out of the tubes. We used LED strips as the source of light, because LEDs are programmable. We started with small diameter water tubes. We explored till we come up with silicon material. After deciding upon the tube diameter, we custom manufactured silicon tubes. We also poured the mixture of glycerin and titanium dioxide to help to get light diffused. We required 3 prototypes to come up to the final product.Construction
Each component required for this project was custom designed and manufactured by students in team.
As the installation was planned to be assembled onsite, we thoroughly tested final prototype in college campus.Packaging
This installation was designed to be assembled and disassembled onsite at anytime. The Packaging was properly planned. We carried all the product components in traveling suitcases from Gandhinagar, Gujarat to Panji, Goa.Onsite Assembly
This installation was assembled and tested in hotel in Panji. It was carried to the location of installation which was 1km away from hotel.
People interacted with pipes through touch interaction. Although pipes were designed flexible to bend and squeeze.
My role was to manufacture top and bottom plugs required to seal light tubes. We manufactured these plugs through Nylon-66 rods. So I was mostly involved in manufacturing and designing process in workshop.
Namrata Primlani, Shreya Garg, Kavya D, Rohitash Singh, Vaibhav Solanki, Vibhav kamat, Shreeyash Salunkhe, Nandhini, Sonali Chandrakar, Vibha Kulkarni, Sagar Sharma, Sagar Sutar, Uday Vir Singh, Kalyani Ingole, Pratish KS – Special thanks to Dr. Jignesh khakhar, Arshad Pathan, Hemraj Koshti