Aaron Bencid collaborates on a new film with director Lukas Dong for the TELUS Sky façade that features integrated LED lighting which wraps around each ‘pixel’, the window frames of the building, along the southern façade. This fully programmable installation serves as the basis of the public art by Doug Coupland. Coupland will be creating a series of façade animation sequences that take advantage of the building’s curved skin.
Coupland will also be creating an app called Northern Lights, available free to the public. Northern Lights will allow smartphone and tablet users to hold devices up to the TELUS Sky’s façade to see and read color-specific messages. These messages could be simple data like date, time and weather, but then could also become larger and quite elaborate sequences such as wind passing over a grass field or a bird in flight, simple but primal images of earth and sky.