MAPmaking / On Site / Metabolism

‘The Metabolism of Postcard Racks in the City of Congestion’
The Barbican, 2011

Audio-visual performances in Barbican Centre London, part of ‘MAP/making – ‘ON SITE’ 6-8/11/2011, accompanying the OMA/Progress Exhibition.

In collaboration with Toby Cornish and Johannes Braun (Jutojo, Berlin)
Music by Filipe Sousa and Preetha Narayanan

Kinetic light scupltures were constructed out of disgarded postcard racks and other trade-fair debris like mirror-board, and pieces of card, in the soon to be dismantled Barbican Exhibition Halls. These structures, which resemble the concrete brutalist towers of the Barbican itself, were set in motion, and illuminated through several video projectors and cameras feeding back onto themselves, producing a complex interplay of light, shadows, reflections and video images on screens and the surrounding space.
Complex patterns and visual rhythms were created and “performed” live, by manipulating the card-racks and the cameras in response to the space and the multi-channel sound layers and live instrumentation.

MAP-making project directed by Sophie Clements & Nell Catchpole
with the support of Barbican Creative Learning