In 2011, Jason Bruges Studio was commissioned by Westfield Stratford City to design and install a public artwork for the new Westfield development in Stratford, East London. The installation sits on the main pedestrian routes from both Stratford Underground and Stratford International Stations to the Olympic Stadium.
The artwork captures the essence of water both visually and acoustically, relaying the effect digitally through a unique combination of glass, aluminium and LCD technology.
Between the 12m high ‘Water Fall’ sculpture and the seven 8m long ‘Water Rill’ benches, seven thousand LCD screens are individually programmed to fade in and out in a liquid manner. In addition, seventy-four speakers are individually orchestrated to provide a complementary soundscape.
The programming behind the scenes only describes the personality of the artwork, never its precise motion. This results in a continuously evolving, never-repeating audio-visual cascade.