Mask In Motion is a kinetic sculpture that catches the viewer between model and shadow maps, writing and erasing the viewer's shadow in and out of the work as it turns. Originally shown at Somerset House, London.
An ovoid, mask-shaped concave form is sculpturally imprinted with a translucent, distorted model city, scale 1:1750. the piece rotates, casting an amplified shadow of its geometry onto the walls, catching the viewer between a miniature map and a human-scaled room.
Taking inspiration from Escher’s work ‘Relativity’ the generative soundscape was created using a drone of vocals magnified and slowly evolving following the movement of the mask. Weaving the vocal layers with bespoke foley recordings blurring the line between voice and sound design.
The multi-channel sound system design, disguised within the structure, was driven by the rotation of the sculpture and the sensation of movement with sound to create a perfectly synchronised audio/visual gallery.
Artistic Direction + Design
Lead Associate Designer
Music Composition + Sound Design
Audio System Design + Programming