London Design Festival presents VOID, a collaboration between The Experience Machine and Dan Tobin Smith, an exploration into the phenomena of light and time through the lens of included gemstones.

Inclusions are abstract, galaxy-like structures enclosed in gemstones that are almost as old as the earth itself.

Inclusions are abstract, galaxy-like structures enclosed in gemstones that are almost as old as the earth itself.

Each stone’s unique microscopic fingerprint is a snapshot of its own history, a dynamic moment frozen in time. The installation explores these ancient forms, contrasted by fleetingly transient light captured momentarily in specially constructed vitrines.

The installation was created to make use of the subterranean location in central London. A 360° array of 4 vast vitrines containing mechanically controlled haze captured light and reflected it to a central screening surface.

The installation was created to make use of the subterranean location in central London. A 360° array of 4 vast vitrines containing mechanically controlled haze captured light and reflected it to a central screening surface.

Void explores these ancient forms, contrasting them with the fleetingly transient light captured momentarily. Immersive sonic systems driven by the human voice usher us to think about the nature of time, form and process.

Void explores these ancient forms, contrasting them with the fleetingly transient light captured momentarily. Immersive sonic systems driven by the human voice usher us to think about the nature of time, form and process.

The Experience Machine

Creative + Production Studio