Winter is on the way and we’re feeling grey and drizzly in London. But the autumn leaves are ready to play and a big pile of them are inside our very own Hanbury Street window, waiting to be sent spinning into the air by people passing by.
We’ve filled the window with thousands of colourful paper leaves (and yes, each leaf had to be folded then stapled...).
To bring them to life, we used Kinect sensors, pressure pads, better pressure pads, good old motion sensors linked to small fans, big fans, more big fans, "really big fans imported from Germany".
Just step on the ground in front of the window and watch the leaves dance in a gust of autumn wind. Whoooooooosh!
The more you move outside, the harder it blows inside.
The window will be open for the next two weeks. Hurry please, the leaves are waiting to feel the breeze!
Massive thanks to all the people involved, Studio Boo for the friendly paper leaves and for some really cool ideas that we couldn't afford to make, and Karmer, the set designers for building/changing/fixing/changing again the whole thing.