ANHOLT OFFSHORE WIND FARM
On 25th of June 2012 the exhibition ‘A Powerplant at Sea’ was opened in Grenaa. The purpose of the exhibition is to inform visitors about the project and provide them with the opportunity to know more about the complex task of constructing and operating one of Europe's largest offshore wind farms, which is being built off the coast between the island of Anholt and the town of Grenaa in Jutland, Denmark.
The exhibition is placed in the Nautilius room at the Kattegat Centre and consists of twelve interactive installations, each with a touch screen embedded horizontally into a box. The individual screens are seen as one background screen representing the project area between Anholt and Grenaa. In the background the large screen can play videos, show pictures and track vessels in the area in real-time. On each individual screen various aspects of the project is presented, e.g. the political process behind the wind farm, details about the vessels used during construction, an explanation of how wind is turned into electrical power, a detailed description of the wind turbines – and much more.
Kollision handled every aspect of the project, from designing the exhibition space, programming the system controlling the twelve installations, to producing the content for each of the twelve boxes in collaboration with the project partners. The exhibition about the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm was the result of a collaboration between DONG Energy, Siemens Wind Power, A2SEA, Norddjurs Municipality, Destination Djursland & the Ocean Centre Denmark.
Over a period of 30 days I challenged myself to created 1 second of animation every day. The idea was to experiment and explore workflow in the software package Cinema 4D and publish one frame from my experiments daily..
-Animate 1 second everyday
-Publish one frame daily at blog.steffenk.net
-Put it all together to approx. 30 seconds of animation
In the end I didnt quite manage to complete this challenge on a daily basis, but I ended up with 30 motion tests and this is the result..
In May 2012 I was browsing the Web in search of inspiration for a personal project, and I found this amazing declaration of love in form of an info-graphic written by Drake Martinet. I asked his permission to create an animated version, he liked the idea and this is what came out of our collaboration.
The project was an unexpected viral success; it has been viewed more than one million times.