Glastonbury plays host to Perspex® interactive artwork
Shangri-La Arena, Glastonbury, UP Projects/Arts Council England
Dan Coopey, London, UK
Abbey Distribution, High Wycombe, UK
JAILmake, London, UK
Interactive art installation
Designer Dan Coopey has created an interactive art installation which premiered at the Shangri-la Arena at Glastonbury music festival this year.
Visitor interaction was a main theme of the piece which is made of a steel frame, clad using 5mm thick opal Perspex® cast acrylic sheet into which were set 1600 coloured Perspex® discs made using 5mm thick cast acrylic sheet in a variety of colours.
The piece was illuminated using fluorescent lights and visitors were encouraged to move and re-arrange the interchangeable Perspex® discs to create their own designs and colour combinations.
The installation is the first of its kind at an event such as Glastonbury and reflects the artist’s interest in light, movement and colour.
Perspex® was the ideal material for this type of application; it has an excellent colour range, which work well when illuminated and performs in all types of weather from strong hot sun and heavy rain – which were both a feature at this year’s festival!
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