STREETLIGHT M-O-T-H / VOX POPS
An UP projects production in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Thursday 18 December 2008 6.30pm
A multimedia treasure-trail street
performance starting in Ladbroke Grove
By Ed Firth and Shaun O’Connor (featuring Holly Gramazio of Sandpit)
The Streetlight M-O-T-H event brought together wireless, wearable video graffiti with a story-telling treasure trail.
A trail of projected animations designed and performed by video artists Ed Firth and Shaun O’Connor led visitors around the streets of North Kensington starting at Ladbroke Grove tube Station and ending at the Trellick Tower in Golborne Road.
M-O-T-H presented a curious, luminous treasure trail combining storytelling, performance and guerrilla style video projections. M-O-T-H’s trail of visual clues, moving images and animations offered an alternative portrait of the area based on true stories and anecdotes told by local residents. At key points along the route, hidden stories were revealed and read aloud. Borrowing from the tropes and techniques of the street graffiti artist M-O-T-H illuminated overlooked corners of the city through silent video and animation.
Newly formed this year, M-O-T-H have already performed at the V&A; Cybersonica's AV Lab in Brighton; and will feature at Illustrious’ Future of Sound 2009 tour.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has commissioned up projects to develop a series of temporary public art projects called STREETLIGHT, inspired by festivals of light and the human need for celebration at this time of year, that will illuminate North Kensington’s public realm. STREELIGHT is part of Across the Street, Around the World - an exciting season
of arts events celebrating and exploring cultural heritage in Kensington and Chelsea from September to December 2008.