Sites of cultural heritage are typically preserved in a single historical moment, with ‘immersion’ equated with transporting visitors back in time. This project enabled me to bring a programmatic approach to this type of narrative context. Leading a team of students from the Information Experience Design MA programme I ran at the time, I won this commission for a permanent installation at Kensington Palace, which tells the story of the Stuart family (King William III and Queen Mary II). For Queen Mary’s state apartments, we used a floral and garden motif as a symbol of flowering and withering in relation to the family's story. The story is told with text printed onto textiles and ceramics, and I projected onto walls and floors simple animations, created in collaboration with Nelly Michenaud, to link the story with the surfaces that had witnessed it. The animation directly references a family tree we had woven into a tapestry at TextielLab in Netherlands, the printed textiles were done by Insley & Nash, the plates by Steve Brown, wood frames constructed by Jonny Martin, all design was led by student Caroline Claisse.
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jun 2014|
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- Visual Arts and Performing Arts