Lightwell worked with exhibition designers Freeman Ryan Design to develop a series of multimedia elements for the new Perkins North building. The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research focuses its investigations on the genetic basis of disease, and each piece of multimedia showcased the research and amazing imagery produced by the Institute.
Within the foyer of the new building in Perth stand three monolithic LED Video screens that show a synchronised program of microscopic imagery. Most of the images have been produced from work undertaken by the Institute and can be further experienced by visitors through an accompanying iPad app.
The foyer also holds a large scale graphic of MRI body scanned by two moving monitors. The monitors show short video sequences about discoveries related to the eyes, lungs, heart or other body parts made by the Institute’s researchers.
The final piece of multimedia is located in a small exhibition space focused on the key achievements of the Institute within a global context, which can be found upstairs within the building. Lightwell developed a touchscreen application that would allow visitors to read about particular researchers at the Institute, learn more about the topics they focus on, and watch video interviews of the researchers explaining their work.