EXPLORATION OF SURFACE, FORM AND MOTION FOR RON ARAD EXHIBITION AT THE MARCONI GALLERY IN MILAN
This installation was exhibited in the Marconi Gallery in Milan in 2003 as part of an exhibition of new furniture by designer Ron Arad.
Using the translucency of a material called Corian, Ron Arad Associates created mysteriously illuminated wall and round table by hand plugging thousands of individual of optic fibers just below the materials surface. These optic fibres were then gathered together and light was transmitted to their ends embedded in the Corian via a video projector.
Through this use of optic fibers the surfaces of the gallery wall and a circular table where brought to life and illuminated in rich colours with abstract studies of motion and the inverse shadows of human forms. Collisions of orbiting particles explored the convex form of the table while flocks of birds migrated across the gallery wall to create a surreal, futuristic landscape that pulsed in reaction to an audio sound track featuring material by DJ Food and Scanone.
This installation has also been show at various international art & design festivals including the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennial in 2004.
Design and construction by Ron Arad Associates
Video produced and directed By Christopher Thomas Allen
Visual contributions by Brede Korsmo
Animation by Jude Greenaway
Additional sound design and audio by Scanone
Audio Track "Quadroplex" by DJ Food