Tate Modern Covid Measure Installation


︎ Date: Dec. 2020
︎ Catergory: Generative Design, Interaction Design, Space Activation
︎ Format: Camera-input Installation
︎ Tools in use: P5.JS, Adobe After Effect, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign



Create Covid measure reminders for all visitors in Tate Modern, especially the hallway area. We find out many visitors do not pay attention to the information board we set at the entrance.

The approach is recommended to be interactive and playful instead of feeling of authority and formal copywriting. In terms of the format, any form of multi-media art will be the key to keep the cohesive public image of Tate Modern.


For the installaion proposal ➔ Click HERE to the PDF deck.








The folowing animations are seperated contents for different screens.

One Way System: Displaying the text ‘Welcome Back’ at the beginning of the entrance. It is a dynamic typeface and will be responding to visitors’ movement when they follow the direction to the ticket checkpoint.

The idea is to inform visitors that the one way system is in operation in Tate Modern. Visitors cannot exit from the exntrance as before. Visitors can interact with the type to see the motion-tracking tricks.



↑ The above p5 prototype can be opened here if it is not responding. Some browsers may not support the embedment feature. Especially thanks to LCC’s Creative Techinology Lab Technician Edmund Oetgen.

Wear A Mask: The screen is at your face- height position jsut like a mirror that reflects your face. It detects if the visitor wearing a face covering or not when standing in front of the screen.

The screen will display visitor’s face with generated text hover on visitors’ facial area. The orange text ‘MASK’ appears on face if the visitor hasn’t worn one; blue text ‘MASK’ on the face means the visitor wearing properly.



Use Hand Sanitisers: When visitors come across the display, they have to move their hands underneath the sanitiser station to get the gel out onto both hands. After the gel drops out, the screen will be activated to start recording the movement of hands waving in the air as if the big screen is their painting canvas.

The idea is to keep visitors’ hands sanitised as long as they could. The air painting will record only if two hands are putting it together. Therefore,
it achieves the goal to remind visitors of using hand sanitisers for at least 20 seconds.


Keep 2M Distance: The last screen will distort the real-time moving images if two passengers do not maintain enough distance from each other. The distorted pixels are replaced by Covid-relevant emoji, such as virus, vaccine or face covering.

The concept is to encourage visitors to keep in mind the social distancing before going to the venues. The last but not least important guidance amongst the whole Covid measures.




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