MOVEMENT CULTURE: INSTALLATION FOR IDO PORTAL
ESKYIU was commissioned to create, design and fabricate a stage set and installation back drop for Ido Portal located in the Shaw Studios, Hong Kong. With ESKYIU’s ongoing fascination with surface, boundaries, geometries and movement in three dimensional spaces, this project culminated in the design of a spatial construct that defies the boundaries of fabrication and creative execution. The installation design structure responds to the inspired movement of Ido’s art, trajectories of his body movement and plays with the complexities and lightness of his “Movement Culture”. Ido’s work combines philosophy, nutrition, use of nature and a combination of acrobatics, floreio (sub-art of Capoeira) and mixed martial arts and body movement. We created a design to fulfill the design brief by the client to achieve a “futuristic, modern, pure, minimal and serene space”. The final installation is a fluid structure made of fabric and steel rings. The 12 metres wide installation could be lowered and transformed to give subtle affects of change; yet at its fullest – taut extreme and perfected form, it challenged the perception of space, scale and depth. The installation stage set process utilized digital tools to create the geometry for a smooth surface, whilst using precise hand sewn fabric to seam the joints between fabric pieces. The installation achieves a lightweight dynamic and with the transforming illumination, the installation supports multiple views for the framing of the film documentation
and photo shoot through a singular pavilion design.
Location: Shaw Studios, Hong Kong
Installation Size: 12 metre diameter; 5 metre height; 150 sq metre area film studio.
Date: 2012- 2013
Featured project in a ESKYIU profile and interview by MANIFESTO magazine issue 23.
Lead Designers: Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu.
Project Team: Maggie Hua, Pang Lai Ming.
Photography by Juli Balla.