Collective canopy II

The collective canopy is a temporary installation designed to transform outdoor spaces through collective action. For the beam camp, the canopy surface has been designed to demarcate activity spaces on land and over water. The reflective mirror foil flags which compose the canopy serve primarily as a backdrop to existing activities that take place at the camp, complementing them with a strong visual array of reflecting colours, light and shadows.

The canopy is comprised of a series of mirror foil flags that reflect colours from the surrounding nature, while also bringing light and a play of shadows onto the space below. The canopy has been designed for ease of construction and participatory assembly, allowing camp members to partake in the installation process. Consisting of more than 3000 flags and 4km of string, the repetative nature of the installation perfectly lends itself to a collective production process.