London Design Festival presents VOID, a collaboration between Dan Tobin Smith and The Experience Machine, an exploration into the phenomena of light and time through the lens of included gemstones.
Inclusions are abstract, galaxy-like structures enclosed in gemstones that are almost as old as the earth itself. Each stone’s unique microscopic fingerprint is a snapshot of its own history, a dynamic moment frozen in time.
The installation explores these ancient forms, contrasted by fleetingly transient light captured momentarily in specially constructed vitrines. Using immersive sonic systems driven by the human voice, we disconnect and begin to question the nature of time, form and process.
Designer/Artist: Dan Tobin Smith
Installation Design: TEM
Sound Director: Sonjay Prabhakar
Original Composition: NYX electronic drone choir
Executive Producer: Danielle Edwards
Producer: Lindsay Edmunds
Technical Producer: Elliot Lowe
Specialist Set Build and Construction: Asylum Models and Effects
AV Supply: BlueI
Special Thanks: Gemfields and London Design Festival
TEM is a design studio that takes moving image to new spaces to craft evocative experiences and tell meaningful stories.
Combining cutting edge visual technology with spatial design and a clear creative vision, we design interactions and experiences that exist at the convergence of virtual and physical space.
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