Unfurl

Air Giants

Bristol

2021

Unfurl is an interactive and immersive forest of giant soft robots.

About Unfurl

The towering plants are illuminated and inflatable, and the forest is filled with sound and light. Robotic technology throughout the installation means that the plants know when audiences enter and they move in response; unfurling, blooming and blossoming to create a connection. It’s a chance to step out of the everyday and into a magical world.

Unfurl is an interactive and immersive robotic forest of 8 5-metre tall active inflatable plants. The technology throughout the forest means that the plants know where audiences are. The plants respond to audiences but also to each other, creating rippling, synchronised effects throughout the forest.

 

About Air Giants

Air Giants create enormous interactive beings and spaces which have an emotional effect on audiences. We are inspired by natural movement and our work explores human-robot interaction in an accessible way that brings people together. We aim to spread wonder, joy and escapist magic.

Our team has experience in robotics, software engineering and design, and our output is squarely at the intersection of art, science and technology. We seek out strange and wonderful projects and collaborations and love to make things happen.

 

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

To be announced