Heliotrope was an immersive installation that explored our relationship with light. Existing in both physical and virtual spaces, it highlighted the impact of light on our health and investigate Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Trigger worked with a collaborative team of artists, designers and scientists including DO Architecture, sound artist Hanna Tuulikki, psychiatrist John Eagles, designer Stefanie Posavec, writer Molly Naylor, and developer Justin Quillinan.

In the summer of 2012, the team developed Heliotrope at a creative lab at the CCA in Glasgow. During this lab we explored concepts for an immersive light and sound-filled space, informing designs for the installation at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens in November 2012.

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Image credit: Stefanie Posavec