The culmination of a year’s research into cinematic objects and design fiction. The object acts as a Ciné camera, but instead of capturing images on film, it plays back cinematic soundtracks on magnetic tape.
By changing the reels of cinematic music, and swapping the interchangeable viewfinders, the user can act out any directorial fantasies in the real world – in real time.
The premise of the installation relies on a role reversal, where the public become the exhibition, and the exhibit becomes the viewer.The space is turned into an image scanner which members of the public can interact with. We invite people to scan their face, a message or whatever they want. The resulting images are collected online immediately after the scan has completed and displayed on screen.
The installation debuted at TENT Digital 2009 during the London Design Festival and was later exhibited at I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night in Electrowerkz, Islington. So far we have collected over 2000 scans.
This instrument is to be learnt, rehearsed and played by two musicians. Neither being fully in control of the music created allowing for those chance moments to be created that spark new and unique musical ideas.
London Design Festival is a wonderful sprawling mass of ideas, opinion and conversation. Blind Data is a piece aiming to make some sense of it through extracting the popularity of different events and themes that run throughout the festival. Data collected from twitter feeds provides a living bar graph presenting where the conversation is during LDF.
We were let loose on the walls of MPC where we drew the fundamentals for a classic heist movie. We used perspective distortion for an extra level of intrigue and also so we could draw as big a drawing as possible.