'Aspect' for Telford City Council


This playful installation brings social media filters to real-world situations.

Telford City Council


The viewer’s initial interpretation of the area is altered when peering through the filtered frames, creating the illusion of a new and fantastical landscape.

Telford in Shropshire is reinventing its town center with the groundbreaking £250 million Southwater development. Aspect was created to be a focal point for the new urban square and landscaped park, an interactive installation that encourages playfulness and a sense of community. The experiential piece is a physical manifestation of the social media filter, creating colorful photo opportunities IRL. Each frame is covered in a dichroic film, which allows some colors to pass through whilst others are rejected. Peering through the frames creates the illusion of new and fantastical landscapes.

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Dichroic film results in an abstracted and manipulated view.

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