Artist Jonathan Batten was commisioned by Clerkenwell Design Week to produce three large interactive sculptures that would inhabit the squares of Clerkenwell during the festival. The sculptures shape was inspired by the medieval vaulting of St. John's Gate, and incorporated a screen on which was back-projected video by artists James Stringer, Chris Owen and Surya Buck. The Sculptures responded to ambient sound, which would trigger different sequences of video to make a constantly changing and adapting visualisation.
We worked closely with Jonathan to build his sculpture on the computer, and break it up so that it could be easily built as a kit. The component parts were CNC machined in Ply-wood and MDF, and could be assembled in a matter of hours, to produce a light-weight but extremely durable structure.