Powder coated Aluminium and LED lighting, 14.5 x 2.4 x 0.3 m
Traverse developed through a series of conversations and engagement with the nature of the international terminal and in particular, the security hall. This transient space sees a constant flow of people and was identified by APAM as a high stress zone. As such, there was an opportunity to transform commuters’ experience of the security hall by integrating an artwork that would offer calmness, interaction and innovation.
A surface of undulating folds are built into the wall and mirrored by a dynamic perforated pattern that makes protrusions in the artwork look like valleys and vice versa. Shifting light within the wall both accentuates and blurs the distinctions in the artwork. The colours gently changing throughout the day and night to reflect the qualities of light in the exterior environment. As passengers move through the security hall, the artwork appears to warp and change, creating optical effects and an unexpected experience of the space.