Back in 2011, Inocuo was involved in a live mural for LZF to present “The Butterfly”, an event organised for the presentation of the Agatha lamp in New York. The collaboration was so positive that we immediately decided to continue working together on another adventure we were all passionate about: “Koi”.
The new project was born in New York: a Motion Graphics film, an audiovisual work starring a three-dimensional CGI “Koi” inspired by the translucent scale fabric with which we were working with such passion. After dozens of sketches, “Koi” took a recognisable shape.
“Koi” the film was presented at the Euroluce fair in Milan in 2011. The film begins with balls of light falling into a deep pool. Koi appears in the middle of the darkness, a wooden carp which feeds on light and becomes a light sculpture with a life of its own. Our idea had taken shape; “Koi” had become a powerful animation.
Since we fell in love with the character created by Inocuo The Sign, the next phase was inevitable: we had to recreate it into a tangible, real, bright, light Koi. A huge technical challenge was awaiting. We had to build a skeleton which could be lit and would convey a feeling of lightness.