San Diego International Airport (SAN) has a new giant art installation – called DAZZLE – covering the nearly one-third-mile face of the airport’s Rental Car Center facing Pacific Highway.
Created by the artist team Uebrall International, the giant high-tech public art installation is made up of 2,100 solar-powered and computer-controlled e-paper panels that transform the building into a changeable, animated mural.
Computer controls allow the e-paper panels to act as individual pixels that, working together, are programmed to display more than 15 unique, artist-designed animations “that evoke everything from water ripples to moving traffic to dancing snowflakes,” according to Ueberall artist Nik Hafermaas, , who chairs the Graphic Design department at ArtCenter College of Design.
Why call it DAZZLE ?
The work is named for dazzle camouflage, a type of ship camouflage developed by Norman Wilkinson and used in World War I. Using stripes and other patterns, dazzle helped camouflage the outlines of ships.
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