Take Flight: Magicicada
Music Festival Installation
I was commissioned to create an installation for Lovebox and Citadel, summer music festivals in Victoria Park, London. Lovebox is now in it's 13th year and this became the focus of the research for the piece. Periodical Cicadas, are special species of cicada that emerge from the ground en-masse every 13 or 17 years, climb into the trees together, sing to attract mates and begin the lifecycle again. The similarities between a music festival and such a natural event inspired the wing designs, colours, structured gathering and placement amongst the trees of the installation.