Isolated thunderstorm over Singapore. As surreal as it may look, this is not a composite image. The thunderstorm was very isolated, that’s why on the left and right there are no clouds.
Taken: Apr 21, 2014
In the course of refurbishment works ART+COM was commissioned to create a signature art installation for the Departure-Check-in hall of Terminal 1 at Singapore Airport. “Kinetic Rain” is composed of two parts, each consisting of 608 rain droplets made of lightweight aluminum covered with copper. Suspended from thin steel ropes above the two opposing escalators, each droplet is moved precisely and seemingly floating by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the halls ceiling. The drops follow a 15-minute, computationally designed choreography where the two parts move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.
Video © Changi Airport Group changiairport.com/terminal1
Location: Changi Airport, Singapore