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exploration of surface, form and motion for exhibition of new furniture by ron arad at the marconi gallery in milan

This installation at the Marconi Gallery in Milan in 2003 was part of a exhibition of new furniture by UK designer Ron Arad. Using the translucency of a material called Corian, Ron Arad Associates created a mysteriously illuminated wall and round table by hand plugging thousands of individual optic fibers just below the materials surface. These optic fibers were then gathered together and via a projector light was transmitted to their embedded ends in the Corian.

These surfaces where animated by a collection of video works that were different abstract studies of motion and form. Collisions of orbiting particles explored the convex form of the table while murmurations of flocking birds migrated across the gallery wall.

The combined effect of these visuals with an audio sound track featuring material by DJ Food and sound design by Scanone, was a surreal, futuristic landscape. This installation was also shown at other international art & design festivals including the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2004.


Creative Producer & Director:Christopher Thomas Allen
Visual Contributions:Brede Korsmo
Animation: Jude Greenaway
Sound Design:Scanone
Music:DJ Food

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