Integrated Public Artwork by Rick Vermey and Daniel Giuffre (if/LAB)
Client: Defence Housing Australia. Location: Liv Apartments entrance corridor, 51 Queen Victoria St, Fremantle, Western Australia. Architect: HASSELL. Fabrication and Installation: DENMAC.
Lighting Programmer: Light Application. Art Consultant: Helen Curtis, Apparatus. A Percent for Art Project.
Freo’s character has largely emerged from its connection with the coast. Liv’s Artwork is a playful nod to this and the Freo Doctor, Fremantle’s life-saving summer sea-breeze. The complex form of Anemoi was generated by developing a digital simulation of the Fremantle Doctor on a sail-like surface.
Designed to come alive at night, the artwork includes 850 individually programmable LED light nodes directed by an anemometer (wind sensor), allowing the weather to determine the lighting patterns and colours.