Blog : Installations

Beyond the borders

Beyond the borders

Beyond the Borders is a permanent installation at Hexham Old Gaol – the oldest purpose-built prison in England, dating back to the time of the Border Reivers.

We animated the stories of three fictional prisoners of the Gaol. Viewed through augmented reality the characters appeared to tell their stories from within the prison itself. The stories  were written in participatory workshops in which inmates from three different prisons in North East England worked with writer Sheree Mack and historian John Sadler to write the historically accurate stories of three fictional past prisoners of Hexham Old Gaol.

The project was led by Dilly Arts, in collaboration with ourselves and Attaya Projects (Anya Kovalieva and Lalya Gaye), with writer Sheree Mack, historians John Sadler and Maureen Meilke, and curator Suzy O’Hara.

The project was the winner of the 2017 Royal Television Societies ‘Innovation’ award for North East and the Borders.

With the support of HMP Frankland, HMP Durham, HMP Low Newton and Hexam Old Gaol.

This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

beyondtheborders.org.uk

Shop Art – Hidden Places

Shop Art – Hidden Places

A 3D video installation commissioned by Gateshead council

Our very first installation projection, ‘hidden’ places combined a physical build with stereoscopic 3D projections. Resulting in 3D video being projected onto multiple planes in actual 3D space. Viewed through stereoscopic 3D glasses placed on a window, passers by could gaze in at a squalid flat. Peering beyond the city rooftops the rising pollution takes solid form and snakes tendril like into the room and towards the viewer, eventually shutting out all light. Wait long enough and nature appears returns light to the scene.

From here our installation projects have just become more and more ambitious as we play with the possibilities of lifting animation off the screen and out into public spaces

The Loop

The Loop