Production Design and Manufacturing

Production Design and Manufacturing

Epic Ireland

Dublin's dramatic interactive visitor experience

Photography courtesy

of Epic Eire

EPIC Ireland is Dublin’s dramatic new interactive visitor experience that showcases the unique global journey of the Irish people. To illustrate part of this exhibition, there was a need for a giant ‘Synapse’ structure comprising 3 tree-like assemblies with strands running through them. Specialz worked alongside the project managers and artists to achieve their vision, with every step of the project being prototyped and demonstrated.


The main effect for the strands was achieved with side emitting fibre optic with a ripple effect added to each light source to give a sense of movement. Clusters of micro LED were added to the top of each synapse to give an impression of bursts of energy. The installation is all LED based and is DMX controlled.