Exhibition

Chain Reaction

25 Sep 2015 – 18 Oct 2015

Event times

Thursday to Sunday, 1-7pm

Cost of entry

FREE

99 southwark street

London, United Kingdom

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TROPE, working alongside 12 engineers, have developed an audio-visual installation that synthesizes digital and analogue technology to resuscitate and reframe the guts of the museum.

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Visitors will journey through an interactive, liminal and immersive world where the basement space of Kirkaldy Testing Works is re-animated in a unique, ghostly ballet.

TROPE, designers in choreographed time, will become artists in residence at the Kirkaldy Testing Works, taking inspiration from the 1874 building made to house the first tensile testing machine in the world. ‘Chain Reaction’ explores the fluid nature of time through action and re-action, in a series of playful, interactive and mechanical artworks. TROPE, working alongside 12 engineers, have developed an audio-visual installation that synthesizes digital and analogue technology to resuscitate and reframe the guts of the museum. Visitors will journey through an interactive, liminal and immersive world where the basement space of Kirkaldy Testing Works is re-animated in a unique, ghostly ballet

TROPE blend animation, audio and music with computing, arts and engineering. Their artworks are playful and hybrid, made using an immersive system of concrete animation called the D-Scope® where time is literally choreographed. They will create a site-specific interactive kinetic artwork using latest technology and a Grade 2 listed Chain testing machine in the museum.

The artists have been working alongside engineering students from City of London University and practicing engineers from Kirkaldy Testing Works.

TROPE is a creative collaboration between contemporary artists Carol MacGillivray and Bruno Mathez. The Anglo-French team celebrates motion as a metaphor for being through breathing life into inanimate objects. The artworks are playful and hybrid, made using an immersive system of concrete animation called the D-Scope® where time is literally choreographed. TROPE create audio-visual, kinetic worlds where an audience can move freely, encountering the art in a synaesthetic and immersive way. These are embodied artworks that cannot be fully comprehended viewed on a computer screen; ‘you have to be there’. 

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