Troika’s public artwork Shoal combines sculpture with architecture and technology. Spanning across a 50 meter long corridor, 467 fish-like objects wrapped in iridescent colours and suspended from the ceiling rotate rhythmically around their own axis to display the movements and interdependency typical to school of fish.
The ceiling architecture is set in motion and appears liquified changing the spatial experience of the corridor while opening up the surrounding architecture infinitely towards Lake Ontario.
Shoal was curated by PAM (Karen Mills and Justin Ridgeway) and commissioned by TEDCO as a permanent installation for the Corus building located at Toronto’s Waterfront, Queens Quay East.
Decode: Digital Design Sensations is an upcoming exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibition will show the latest developments in digital and interactive design, from small screen based graphics to large-scale installations. The exhibition will explore three themes: Code as a Raw Material, Interactivity and The Network. You will be able to see work by Daniel Brown, Golan Levin, Daniel Rozin, Simon Heijdens, Trioka, Robert Hodgin, … I guess it’s quite clear that I’ll have to go to London between 8 December 2009 and 11 April 2010. But till then I’ll keep myself busy with the opensource digital identity of the exhibition created by Karsten Schmidt. You can download it here and start playing with it. If you submit your version of the identity, it’s possible that it will appear on the digital screens of the London Underground.
Troika, known for their SMS Guerrilla Projector, was commissioned by Artwise Curators to create a signature piece at the entrance of the new British Airways luxury lounges in Heathrow Terminal 5. The result: “Cloud“, a five meter long digital sculpture whose surface is covered with 4638 flip-dots that can be individually addressed by a computer to animate the entire skin of the sculpture. The best part is of course the development pictures and 2 videos of the cloud in action.