467 individually rotating elements, dichroic acrylic, custom build electronics, stepper motors and controls
50 (L) x 3.6 m (W)
Troika's public artwork Shoal combines sculpture with architecture and technology. Spanning across a 50 metre long corridor, 467 fish-like objects wrapped in iridescent colours and suspended from the ceiling rotate rhythmically around their own axis to display the movements and interdependency typical to school of fish.
The ceiling architecture is set in motion and appears liquified changing the spatial experience of the corridor while opening up the surrounding architecture infinitely towards Lake Ontario.
Shoal was curated by PAM (Karen Mills and Justin Ridgeway) and commissioned by Toronto Port Lands Company (TPLC) as a permanent installation at Queens Quay East, Toronto.