May 2010

Job: 

Soundflowers

Location: 

Clerkenwell Design Week, London

Materials: 

Plywood, MDF

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.

  • Clerkenwell Design Week Soundflower at night    Image by Clerkenwell Design Week
  • Windsor Workshop CAD render of the Soundflower    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop CAD Sub-structure of the Soundflower    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop CNC machining the sub-structure    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Assembling the sub-structure    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Preparing to clad the structure    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop Cladding the structure    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Windsor Workshop The artists testing the video    Image by Windsor Workshop
  • Clerkenwell Design Week Soundflower    Image by Clerkenwell Design Week