Art installation emphasizing the reuse and repurposing of materials for the Design.TO festival.
We believe it is our collective responsibility as humans to create a sustainable future for generations to come. Arborescent symbolizes the opportunities for innovation and imagination to build this future together.
Designer, Audio Engineer – Team of 4
SketchUp Pro, Ableton Live, Raspberry Pi
Project Year & Timeframe
2020 – 2 months
Project context and scope
Arborescent utilizes manufacturing off-cut materials to form a colourful forest of renewal and growth emerging from the built environment. We hope to lead you on a journey of self-discovery regarding your own use and reuse of everyday materials that have a real impact on our world.
Arborescent is a testament to the rejuvenation of Yonge + St. Clair, Toronto, and the global community to create a new sustainable future for us all. Our future is everyone’s future, let’s create a resilient community together!
Lighting effects was done using an Android phone running LIFX software. The seamless looping 20+ minute long background music tracks were produced in Ableton Live, and then randomized using a Raspberry Pi 4 music server.
Thank you to all the volunteers that assisted in sewing and tying together the felt and fabric strands!
Music and production by Kevin Liu. Video by Darian Hang