Gorbals Health Centre — Portrait Gallery
Our client was the NHS on behalf of the brand New Gorbals Health Centre in the Gorbals, Glasgow.
The solution was to provide a secure platform for playing over 200 locally shot videos on to information screens throughout the centre and these are to be named The Portrait Gallery.
The Portrait Gallery is a unique project, developed and delivered by art organisation WAVEparticle, built from over 200 video portraits of local people in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. These silent portraits capture each person for a short period of time as they engage the camera, smiling, reflecting, eyeing the lens. This archive of portraits is housed in the New Gorbals Health & Care Centre, in Glasgow, which opened in January 2019. The work is carried on 12 monitors, installed in portrait ratio, with monitors arranged in banks of three, so that new combinations of these portraits continually cycle creating a sense of local human presence on each floor.
Mediascape supplied and installed these 12 monitors to show these videos on a constant loop, ensuring that no two screens would show the same "portrait" at the same time. Access to the NHS network was not allowed, therefore content had to be uploaded locally to each screen. This would prove very difficult for the screens mounted at height, therefore Mediascape devised a solution where the videos were uploaded at low level points which are pre-wired to the screens.
Security was a very major factor in this project to ensure that no tampering with the screens or their content was possible. Therefore, screens with full security flaps were chosen. Also, the above mentioned low level points are fully encased in a lockable wall cabinet.
LED HD Digital Signage Display Screen