Used as a form of public sedation, visual pacifiers gained popularity in the late 21st century as a means of calming the masses. Sometimes standing for hours, viewers are unable to look away, transfixed by the motion of simple colour patterns.
Initially built from found materials for testing, this object began life as Colour Wall, a simple development project on pixel mapping. As passers by engaged with it in Cake Industries’ studio window, it was realised that people would spend large amounts of time gazing in a state of inaction with their mouths open.
Reinvented as Visual Pacifier, it was installed as part of the Future Relic exhibition 2013.