SANTA MONICA, CA-UV/FX was approached by Magnum Opus, a multidisciplinary design studio located in Singapore, to collaborate on the design and production of an exhibit to be housed in the newly constructed National Trade Union Congress Awareness Centre in Singapore.
UV/FX installed a dynamic means to present Singapore Trade Union's story: a dual image consists of a single substrate that contains two images, one visible under ambient light, and another only visible under ultraviolet lighting.
The result of the six-month collaboration was a dual image exhibit panel designed by UV/FX designer Jon Craine. "The client wanted the artwork to tell the story of the Singapore Trade Union's historical struggle and triumph during the mid to later twentieth century," said Craine. The client also wanted something dynamic to make the stories of these pioneers vibrant and engaging.
UV/FX offered the client a dynamic means to present their story: a dual image that would magically transition between the stories through the addition and subtraction of ultraviolet light. The dual image consists of a single substrate that contains two images: one is visible under ambient light, and another is only visible under ultraviolet lighting. "When the ambient white light in the environment is eliminated and the ultraviolet light is introduced," said UV/FX principle, Richard Green, "the ambient image vanishes and is replaced by an incredibly vibrant and colorful UV image."