Artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell explore the complex web of relationships,
linking people, architecture, and the coded systems of mass-communications
and exchange we use to negotiate an increasingly fast changing technological
world. In this particular project, they were commissioned by the Brisitsh
multinational asset management company Schroders plc, to produce a
new art installation for the lobby of the newly refurbished London
HQ, Gresham Street.
Using its expertise in custom LED and video technology, WiboWorks
helped create a dynamic work of art at the banks HQ in London, England.
The artwork involves a large video display custom-built from stainless
steel panels embedded with 4,800 of KiboWorks highly adaptable X16
Dotz RGB LEDs that acted as pixels.There are 12 custom-built, one-meter-square
mirrored panels which together form a 4 meter x 3 meter video display
fixed to a secure, specially manufactured frame. The screen displays
graphics based on letters that slowly change throughout the day under
The modular video screens are designed to be portable so that the
artwork can be toured to other branches of the corporation worldwide.
A single, floor-standing computer rack houses the master computer,
power and data distribution nodes, fuse racks and surge protection.
At the London branch, it is located in an audio-visual room 15 meters
from the reception. The artist´s content runs on a daily schedule,
and the screen brightness is controlled using a light sensor that
detects ambient light in the lobby and adjusts it accordingly. The
complete system was installed in just half a day on a Sunday, including
approval and sign-off by bank directors and the architect: a testimony
to KiboWorks project management skills.