The Horniman Museum’s new World Gallery wanted to create a unique experience for it’s visitors. I worked with YoHo Media to pitch and create Oceania – an interactive floor projection of the South Pacific ocean. Working with the Horniman’s species experts who provided advice on how the animals behaved and interacted I created a world where species of fish would flock to and past visitors splitting their shoals between each person interacting. Colourful Wrasse fish that would come and nibble around the visitor’s feet, a shy Moray Eel that would venture out of his cave when the calm had died down but retreat when it got too hectic. From time to time, turtles would swim through the area as well as a number of sharks that would breach the surface. Clams and colorful Christmas tree worms adorned the rock formations, opening and displaying their beautiful colours when not interacted with but quickly retreating or clamming up when someone came near – making amusing game play for the visitor.
The World In A Room : OCEANIA – Interact with the South Pacific at the Horniman South London