Launch Of High Speed 1 - Purple Haze 2008
St. Pancras International Railway Station is a major railway station which opened in 1868 and which is celebrated for its architecture. The station is situated in the St. Pancras area of central London between the British Library and King's Cross station.
During the 2000s, the complex was renovated, expanded and reopened on 14 November 2007 with a new security-sealed terminal area for the 400 meter long Eurostar trains to continental Europe. Now fully restored it has been reborn as St. Pancras International and is one of the 6 most beautiful train stations in the world.
Purple Haze was the working title given to the spectacular launch of High Speed 1 at its London Terminus, St. Pancras International. It was a spectacular three-day show.
Mark Fisher designed a track along the building of 110m long. Carrying 8 video columns. Each video column of 9,14m high by 4,1m wide hung from 2 hoists to our motorized trolley with a total weight of 3,7T. All 8 trolleys where driven by our custom kinesys velocity drives controlled with our Kinesys vector motion control system.
We made the move of the whole screen (30T in total) smooth to the right locations.
The rigging was made in cooperation of Unusual Rigging.