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We did it! Thank you so much for all your support. Make sure you come along to the event on the Tuesday 27th June. The first slot will be at 6.30pm and we are running till 11.00pm.
We did it! Thank you so much for all your support. Make sure you come along to the event on the Tuesday 27th June. The first slot will be at 6.30pm and we are running till 11.00pm.
51 backers pledged £2,354 to help bring this project to life.

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Tracing The Future We Shape

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The Idea

Tracing The Future We Shape is scheduled to be part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017 at the end of June if we can raise sufficient funds to construct it. We are planning to host an immersive experience that invites the audience to explore how their actions can affect the collective memory of a place, in a pop-up community venue at the Elephant and Castle.

Using an LED light, nylon thread and captured using a super-cool custom processing script that our very own David Hewlett has devised, the installation traces the path of light formed as visitors swing, shake and wiggle a glowing pendulum in the darkness and watch on as this is projected into the space in real time.

Each time the light trace is recorded – a new memory formed – the image is saved and layered over the top of the previous memory. We hope that this will encourage those present to explore and disrupt what they are seeing, asking questions of the journey that they have taken. 

The imagery will be instantly posted on Instagram too. For this to happen we need to build a couple of bits and hire some things. 

Which is why we would like your help!

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    The Technology

    Picasso showing how it's done. Drawing with light and long exposure
    Picasso showing how it's done. Drawing with light and long exposure

    Long exposure photography has long been a way for artists to explore light as a medium through the distortion of time. Our installation takes that idea one step further and allows this to happen in real time. Exposing the light trails as they occur, releasing them from the constraining immediacy of time as we perceive it. Jack Bardwell at Thomas.Matthews Studio is part of the team behind this project, he recently used the idea to create a 2016 Christmas Card and video for the Studio: Light Pendulum Christmas Tree. LED light, nylon thread and pulley, captured with a custom processing script. 

     

     

The Team

We are a group of four young-ish designers: Jack Bardwell, John Edwards, Guillermo Guimera and David Hewlett. Two of us are architects. One is an engineer. The other a graphic designer. As a group we bid to be part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017 and now find ourselves needing to deliver an event at the end of June.  

We like what we do and would like to do more.

Simulation of the Memory Bowl, a light trace object formed by the movement of a pendulum, generated by David Hewlett
Simulation of the Memory Bowl, a light trace object formed by the movement of a pendulum, generated by David Hewlett

Follow our progress

Instagram: @lighttracememory
Twitter: @lightracememory
Website: http://lightmemory.net/

This project is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017!

 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is that we do not raise sufficient funds to deliver the project by the end of June!

We have designs in place, products in mind, press to generate and the energy to get this done. We like getting good quality design delivered on time and on budget and have been quite good at it in the past.

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    FRIEND

    Many thanks for your support FRIEND, this project could not have been possible without your contribution!

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    • Mention in our Hall of Fame
    • A4 printed copy of your personal memory trace image
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    COLLABORATOR

    Massive thanks for your support, this project needs COLLABORATORS like you to continue developing and evolving in the future!

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    • Customised Bookblock notebook with your personal memory trace
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    Huge thanks for your SPONSORSHIP, your support will make this outstanding project possible!

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    JOIN THE TEAM

    Congratulations, you are now part of the Light Trace Memory TEAM!

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    • Honorable mention as a TEAM MEMBER on the LFA
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