The three most important symbols of Yamal are: the rivers with which this land is permeated; whitefish, one of the most famous in Yamal; aurora borealis, followed by many tourists in winter. These symbols inspired me and became a starting point in the creation of “Starfish Go North”.
Using the technology of kinetic facades, we tried to combine and rethink the themes of the elements of the Polar North - water, wind, the color of the northern lights, and silver scales of fish. The object is a composition of metal elements, the upper modules of which resemble shapes of floating fishes. The facades of these modules are covered with movable flake plates, which interact with the wind and create the effect of flowing water. Installation is highlighted by dynamic LED lights turning the object into shining star whitefishes floating in the sky.