1. We were commissioned to make the audio visual element of the British Museum exhibition 'Sowei mask: Spirit of Sierra Leone'. This exhibition explores the cultural interaction that influenced the mask’s form and examines the ubiquity of Sowei masks in museums around the world. It was curated by Paul Basu and Julie Hudson featured a single mask, alongside panels of text and photography as well as our film.

    The brief was to add a dynamic and contemporary audio visual component to an otherwise largely static exhibition, and to provide a soundscape for the exhibition.

    We filmed a selection of the museum's extensive collection of Sowei masks at the British Museum's archive at Orsman Road. These were edited together with archive photography and Paul Basu's recordings of Sande Society rituals from different villages in Sierra Leone. Sound recordings of drumming and singing from these rituals makes up the soundtrack for the piece.

    Creative Direction: Tim Cowie
    Producer: Alice Ceresole
    Editor: Tim Cowie
    Studio shoot: Christopher Thomas Allen, Tim Cowie & Jai Rafferty
    Documentary footage: Paul Basu

    lightsurgeons.com/com/sowei-mask/

    # vimeo.com/78837611 Uploaded
  2. Public art commission for 350 Mission Building in City of San Francisco, California.

    ‘Virtual Depictions:San Francisco’ is a public art project by media artist Refik Anadol consist of series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people around us within a unique artistic approach for 350 Mission’s media wall in collaboration with Kilroy Realty Corporation / John Kilroy and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP Architects.

    The main idea of ‘Virtual Depictions:San Francisco’ is to bring 21st century approach to public art to define new poetics of space through media arts and architecture and to create a unique parametric data sculptures that has an intelligence, memory and culture. Through architectural transformations of media wall located in 350 Mission’ lobby, home of Salesforce, main motivation with this seminal media architecture approach is to frame this experience with a meticulously abstract and cinematic site-specific data-driven narration. As a result, this media wall turns into a spectacular public event making direct and phantasmagorical connections to its surroundings through simultaneous juxtapositions. The project also intends to contribute to contemporary discourse of public art by proposing a hybrid blend of media arts and architecture in 21st century.

    When creating this public artwork my goal was to make the invisible visible by embedding media arts into architecture to create a new way to experience a living urban space.
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    Medium: 6mm LED Media Wall
    Dimensions: 40' x 70'
    Custom Software (VVVV), 90 minutes long dynamic visual experience in 12 chapters.
    8 Channel sound.
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    Shot ,edit and color-correction: Refik Anadol
    Music: Goldmund - Threnody (Unseen-Music)
    Sound Design: Kerim Karaoglu
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    refikanadol.com/works/virtual-depictions-san-francisco/

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    CREDITS
    Virtual Depictions: San Francisco By Refik Anadol
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    Commissioned by: Kilroy Realty Corporation
    John B. Kilroy, Jr.
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    In cooperation with:
    The City of San Francisco
    Mayor Ed Lee
    John Rahaim, Director of Planning
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    Project Partners:
    Arup
    Sensory Interactive
    Sansi North America
    Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP
    Webcor Builders
    WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
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    Art Consultant:
    DPA Fine Art Consulting
    Deanna Postil Krawczyk – Michelle Isenberg
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    Refik Anadol Studios: Refik Anadol / Efsun Erkilic / Raman K. Mustafa
    Kian Khiaban / Toby Heinemann / Rob Tom Browning / Bahadir Dagdelen / Yusuf Emre Kucur
    Daghan Cam / Sebastian Neitsch / Johannes Timpernagel / Sebastian Huber / Kerim Karaoglu
    Studio Management by DG Hunt & Associates, LLC
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    Special Thanks: Nicole Stromsness / Sarah MacIntyre / Douglas Giesey / Craig Hartman
    Michael Fukutome / Eric Cole / Josh Cushner / Eric Covrig / Jason Cox / Pat Green
    Julie Goodwin / Amanda Brownlee / Shannon Knuth
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    VVVV
    vvvv.org/

    DX11.Pointcloud
    vvvv.org/contribution/dx11.pointcloud

    Evvvvil Tweet Engine
    vvvv.org/contribution/evvvvil-tweet-engine

    # vimeo.com/147304811 Uploaded 116K Plays 62 Comments
  3. This project reimagines traditional stained glass as a moving art form. All of the light in the video is from natural sunlight filtering through a generative art system.

    Here is another project based on the same technique:
    redpaperheart.com/work/fitcto2017

    # vimeo.com/151795207 Uploaded 7,886 Plays 5 Comments

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