News

OCT 2015

We would like to invite you to stop time…

Chain Reaction is open Thursday to Sunday until the 18th October, 1-7pm.

Kirkaldy Testing Museum, 99 Southwark Street London SE1 0JF  (it is a stone’s throw from the Tate Modern)

Last chance to come and see our amazing exhibition in an amazing place. Over 800 people have visited so far, and they all love it!

Chain Reaction explores the fluid nature of time in a series of playful, interactive and mechanical artworks. Visitors journey through an interactive, liminal and immersive world where the basement space of Kirkaldy Testing Museum is re-animated in a unique, ghostly ballet.

In the bowels of the museum, blocks fall and splinter in syncopated rhythms that can be remediated interactively by participants, who are encouraged to regulate time.

In the bowels of the museum, blocks fall and splinter in syncopated rhythms that can be remediated interactively by participants, who are encouraged to regulate time.

Chain Reaction is an artwork where new links are forged, but the peril of fracture remains continuous and inevitable.
Don’t miss it!


 

SEPT 2015

Chain Reaction is on now!

Chain Reaction 25th Sept - 18th Oct Every Thursday to Sunday 1-7pm

Chain Reaction
25th Sept – 18th Oct
Every Thursday to Sunday 1-7pm

Chain Reaction explores the fluid nature of time through action and re-action, in a series of playful, interactive and mechanical artworks. Trope, working alongside twelve engineers, have developed an audio-visual installation that synthesizes digital and analogue technology to resuscitate and reframe the guts of the museum. Visitors journey through an interactive, liminal and immersive world where the basement space of Kirkaldy Testing Museum is re-animated in a unique, ghostly ballet.

For more information go to the Merge Festival website

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Sponsored by The Royal Academy of Engineering, and in partnership with Kirkaldy Testing Museum, (a hands-on, Victorian museum for testing materials to the point of fracture), AJT Equipment, (manufacturer of modern testing machines), Merge Festival and City University London.

 


AUGUST 2015

Trope, c’est bluffant! (according to French journalists)

Falling Sideways

The one-week exhibition of our Cocteau-inspired installation was greeted enthusiastically by both public and press on the French Riviera

Falling Sideways, a monumental installation inspired by Jean Cocteau’s sentence: ‘To live is to fall sideways’ (“Vivre est une chute horizontale”) was installed at the historic citadel for the Art Tentation Fair in glamorous Villefranche-sur-mer.

Watch our feature on French TV news

 


 

Chain Reaction…only one week to go!

Come join us on the South Bank for a new edition of the Merge Festival!

Exhibition runs 1-7pm every Thursday to Sunday, from 25th Sept to Oct 18th

 

Chain Reaction explores the fluid nature of time through action and re-action, in a series of playful, interactive and mechanical artworks. TROPE worked alongside student engineers from City university to develop an audio-visual installation  where visitors will journey through an interactive, liminal and immersive world and the basement space of Kirkaldy Testing Works is re-animated in a unique, ghostly ballet.

 


Upcoming Talk
at the Norfolk Contemporary Art Society

We will be giving an illustrated talk on the D-Scope® and our art at the
Norfolk Contemporary Art Society
Tuesday 27 October 7.30pm
The Curve in The Forum
For more information click here

 


JULY 2015

 Libretto (extended version) has been flying well at SAS…

Society of Animation Studies Conference 2015.

We took an extended version of Libretto to the international conference of animation, ‘Beyond the Frame’ held in Canterbury last week.

A flock of 85 books bursts through the walls of Canterbury’s Augustine art studio and spun their tale in a giant archway of accumulated knowledge.

Here is a video of the event that shows what animation experts made of the D-Scope®.

Ruth Lingford


Chain Reaction project progresses

Chain Reaction will be shown in September/October during the fantastic Merge Festival on London Southbank. It will explore the fluid nature of time in a series of playful, interactive and mechanical artworks. Trope, working alongside twelve engineers, will resuscitate and reframe the guts of the Kirkaldy Testing Museum (behind the Tate Modern) through an interactive, liminal and immersive world where the basement space of is re-animated in a unique, ghostly ballet.

Sponsored by The Royal Academy of Engineering, and in partnership with Kirkaldy Testing Museum, (a hands-on, Victorian museum for testing materials to the point of fracture), AJTEquipment, (manufacturer of modern testing machines), Merge Festival and City University London.

 

 

 


 

New creation: Falling Sideways, a monumental installation will be exhibited for the Art Tentation art fair, in Villefranche, French Riviera

Falling sideways is a monumental artwork inspired by Cocteau’s declaration that ‘Life is a horizontal fall’. This immersive kinetic artwork draws on notions of conformity and non-comformity, developing audio-visual variations of harmony and disruption through a series of hypnotic tectonic waves. It will be experienced in the beautiful cavernous space of the Villefranche citadel.

More information: http://art-tentation.com/trope-design-a-lauditorium/


 

MAY 2015

Announcing: Chain Reaction

Trope won the Ingenious Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering and is pairing up with engineers to exhibit on the South Bank in the Autumn (2015)

Trope have created a project to engage the public in innovative new engineering projects, in collaboration with the Kirkaldy Testing Museum, City University London, and the Merge Festival.

The Ingenious Award is granted by the Royal Academy of Engineering for Trope to create an interactive kinetic artwork ‘Chain Reaction’ with students and practicing engineers from City University London, inspired by and located at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum in Bankside.  The artwork will be on show during Merge, an annual festival which exhibits site-specific art that draws on the rich heritage and contemporary culture of Bankside to the public.

Engineers and artists will be engaged on a creative journey from design, construction to exhibiting to the public, putting into practice away days and workshops in applied creativity, narrative and audience interaction, which will culminate with the one month long exhibition.

 

 

 



Introducing our new permanent installation at our studio: Libretto

“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.”
(Harun Yahya)

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
(Augustine of Hippo)
You’re invited to an exclusive preview of Libretto at our studio on Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th May, 4-8pm in New Cross, London.  Please RSVP to info@trope-design.com and we’ll send you details.


DECEMBER 2014


Reflecting on an amazing year for Trope, we would like to say a big thank you to all our supporters and wish you a happy Holiday!
Carol & Bruno

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Trope opened their exhibition at the Galerie Carré Doré in Monaco last week

Dandelion is blowing them away in the Riviera

Dandelion is on show in Monaco, where the Private View coincided with the birth of twins for the Royal family! Although Prince Albert may be too busy to visit us, the exhibition has been very well received by the Monegasques so far.
The installation was part of a double exhibition: “New Technologies” featuring Trope and designers, Empris alongside contemporary Russian artists.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to the amazing team of Galerie Carré Doré, including Ludmilla and Flavia (pictured with us above) and Noémie.

 

 

 


Watch the video of Dandelion


NOVEMBER 2014

Codex mini-film online

 

 

 

 

What’s eighteen feet high and transports without moving? 
Watch a video of our massive installation, Codex. Click Here to watch the video


Dandelion, our new exhibit for the Kinetica Art Fair

16th-19th October
Dandelion* is an interactive allegorical artwork where the breathe of participants animates the sculpture.The Kinetica Art Fair is now at the Truman Brewery (Bricklane, London). For more info click here
* Dandelion has to be pronounced with a French accent


Coming Soon: exhibition in Monaco

Our next D-Scope® installation is at the Galerie Carré Doré in Monaco at the end of October.
Dates and more info soon, watch this space.


First images of Codex…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In May we exhibited ‘Codex’, an audio-visual, immersive and interactive sculpture, commissioned by Arts Council, England, arts NK, Lincolnshire County Council, Diocese of Lincoln and Altered Spaces. Codex, an 18ft high allegory for the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela was shown in St James Church, Dry Doddington. The installation was immersive with interactive sound. Local bell-ringers performed a wonderful choral piece written by Bruno at the PV. We are still cutting the interviews and footage – watch this space !


AUGUST 2014

Carol, Doctor of the D-Scope®!

 

Delighted to announce that on 10th June, Carol successfully defended her PhD thesis, entitled Choreographing Time: Developing a System of Screen-less Animation, presented towards the degree of
PhD in Arts and Computing Technology at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The examiners were Dr. Nick Lambert and Professor Ernest Edmonds.

 

 

 


 

Upcoming Demo and Talk by Trope: Choreographing time: animation without a screen’  On 3rd July 2014 at The Thursday Club, Centre for Creative Collaboration, 14 Acton st, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9NG Click here for more info


 

Rebranding:

Many of you will be relieved to hear that the Diasynchronoscope has now been rechristened the D-Scope® and is registered as UK Trademark, where it is defined as: Audio-visual apparatus which creates a system of apparent motion using concrete physical objects lit sequentially.


Brussels – May 12th 2014

Artist residency for ICT & ART Connect, funded by EU FP7 (Future Emerging Technologies) A cross-disciplinary collaboration (with Neil Mendoza) which resulted in an exhibition and presentation of ButterflyLite in Brussels at the European Parliament.


New Commission: CODEX
St James Church, Lincolnshire 23-26 May 2014

 

 

 

We are currently working on a unique new installation for St James church, Dry Doddington.
 Codex was commissioned by Altered Spaces and is inspired by the stages on the sacred Way of St. James, one of the most important pilgrimages during medieval times undertaken by travelers to the city of Santiago de Compostela. Codex will be our biggest ever artwork and includes music specially written for an interactive choir. We hope you will be inspired to make the pilgrimage to Lincolnshire to see us!

 

 


Carol and Bruno were invited to the Lighting Design Awards 2014. It was a great night, and we saw some wonderful projects including Cinimod Studio’s classy OLED Moon Chandelier which picked up an award.

 

 

 


Trope has won an ICT & ART residency with artist and technologist Neil Mendoza. The project is managed by Camille Baker of Brunel University and her team. Helped by Neil’s wizardry in programming, we are developing new interactivity features for a diasynchronic artwork, which will engage participants with the creative process of concrete animation. We will be demonstrating the work in progress in Brussels 11-12th May, including giving a presentation at the European Parliament.

 


Trope presented the Diasynchronosope at the  annual conference of the UK Synaesthesia Association which took place at Goldsmiths, University of London, on the 12th April. We met very interesting people and found out that there are many different types of synaesthesia.