The project is a collaboration between dr. Jolle Jolles from the Max Planck institute of Ornithology and creative studio Toer. Jolles is a collective behavior researcher. He proved that different fish within a school have there individual characters. There are bolt fish, explorers, followers. These behavior differences where discovered by analysing the moving patterns of fish.
The lights are suspended in the air, pointed at the ground and the walls. In the middle, a camera tracks the movements of the public below. Their behavior feeds the programmed behavior of the lights. The lamps are steered by the computer model and move autonomously as a real school of fish.