“Our most ambitious interactive public sculpture to date. JEM is here to unify people through a shared experience and we’re excited to see how people rest, dream and play in this rare space.” Thirty two cascading arms brimming with light. JEM reacts to peoples’ movement with rhythmic sounds and visual delights. Powerfully responsive sensors guide people into a state of calm.
The work is a futuristic folly, a safe space that is relaxing, exciting and awe-inspiring at the same time. Its plush crochet beds provide a place to laze and absorb its radiant rays. JEM encourages people to raise their heads in awe and gently nudges lovers and strangers into each other’s company.
Being inside the work feels deeply contemplative, as all senses are focused on being in the present moment.
Our cross-disciplinary team came together to realise the notion of ‘metamorphosis’ into this unforgettable physical experience. JEM is at the heart of Flowstate, a vibrant, open-air pavilion and creative space on South Bank, Brisbane. JEM is an welcoming beacon for locals and international visitors.
ENESS is a multimedia design studio. We work at the intersection of art and technology. Combining varying disciplines including lighting, software, interaction design, product design, sculpture and architecture, the outcomes are often unique and unexpected.
Founded in 1997 ENESS has pioneered the art of 3D projection mapping and interactive real-time motion tracking in theater and extreme sports. Our work has been exhibited worldwide in museums of modern art, to the streets of Mumbai. ENESS transforms spaces and places into meaningful interactive experiences.
Photography credit: Tom Blachford