In the past, the flourishing port trade brought prosperity to the Qilou old distric and even the entire island of Hainan. Now the Qilou old distric remains, but the birthplace of the city——the harbor disappeared without a trace in the modernized city, and the grand scene of commercial intercourse, the memory of local residents' life have lost. My design installation hope to call people's attention to the birthplace harbor and evoke people's respect of city history and sense of pride.
My design concept is Animated Memento and use three key words (interweave,density,frequency) to describe the sensation of “liveliness”. I choose system (stochastic,network,field) to control parameter (connection number,point count and component direction& scale) and take test to get the result closely related to concept feeling and context.
Thick connection lines remind people of interweaved commercial intercourse and historical stories that took place on the site. Triangle components can be associated with fish or anchor, and constantly change in different scales and directions, which lead the eye and convey movement directing the vicissitude of history. Flying triangles seem to be bonded by the memory lines, but a stronger feeling to break free.