Trope (Carol MacGillivray and Bruno Mathez) | Gaffer

28 Nov 2013 – 11 Jan 2014

Event times

2pm to 6pm

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Tenderpixel Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Trope (Carol MacGillivray and Bruno Mathez) | Gaffer


28 November to 11 January (closed 15 December to 7 January) Gaffer is the latest kinetic audiovisual installation from Trope, an artistic collaboration between Carol MacGillivray and Bruno Mathez. Meeting as post-graduates at Goldsmiths in 2011, MacGillivray and Mathez collectively developed the Diasynchronoscope—a new, screenless medium where concrete objects are animated to create an experience in three-dimensional space. The name 'Diasynchronoscope' is a combination of diachronic (the study of a phenomenon as it changes through time), synchronous (simultaneity) and scope (view). The name evokes early animation simulators like the phenakistoscope or zoetrope, which Trope regard as ancestors to their method, by combining animation, Gestalt principles and embodiment theory. MacGillivray and Mathez have constructed 'Gaffer' as a reflective portrait of their audience, one that speculates on the possibilities of a single-person immersive experience. Through an intricately constructed scenario, their installation establishes an atmosphere in which the viewer is confronted by their own compliance. Invited to TENDERPIXEL after their popular installation 'One, Two, Three…' at the 2013 Kinetica Art Fair, Trope has conducted a diverse array of in-situ projects. Recent commissions include 'Conversio', Frequency Festival, Lincoln UK; 'Stylus', Music Tech Fest, London (both 2013) and 'Gestalt Circle', CAe Computational Aesthetics, Annecy FR (2012). Additionally, Carol and Bruno have conducted talks and workshops at Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, London; Wolff Olins, London (both 2013); The Walker Space, Ravensbourne UK; Watermans Gallery for New Media, London (both 2012) and Kinetica Art Fair (2012 and 2013).


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