Canal Isabel II, Madrid

This work, Travesías by Daniel Canogar, was commissioned by the City of Madrid as part of the art fair Arco Madrid and installed by BLIP in January 2011. The venue is a water tower in central Madrid and the installation remains in situ until the end of June 2011. The display is attached to laser-cut fabric which allows the structure freedom of form. The display’s roller-coaster shape, running 30 meters down the entire length of the tower, is supported by a wire-suspended aluminium frame. The installation took only three days to complete and BLIP monitor the work’s performance remotely from London headquarters and provide remote maintenance via the internet for the duration.

Posted on 08 Jun 2011
The Hut Project at The Art House Foundation

The Hut Project held a residency at the Art House Foundationfrom September 2010 until the longest day in 2011. They had three stages in their residency, two of which were produced by BLIP. The piece ‘I am an eye, a mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it…’ was a green pulsating light, that in the first ‘movement’ of the work was located in a glass cupboard. In the second ‘movement’ the green light spread to fill the entire house, windows and doors spilling green light into the streets. For the third ‘movement’ the Hut Project projected a short clip of the pulsating house back into the cupboard.

Posted on 08 Jun 2011
The Sea is Red: A video interview with Marcus Redicker by Mute

The historian, Marcus Redicker, was interviewed by Omar El-Khairy from Mute and filmed by BLIP in October 2010. The interview focuses on maritime radicalism, the origins of global capitalism and piracy. Listen to the interview here. Watch the video here.

Posted on 08 Jun 2011
Justus Lipsius, The Council of the European Commission, Brussels

The load-capacity of the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels is very restricted so  the challenge of making a display as light as possible presented itself. This was answered by attaching the display elements to malleable fabric, and limiting the structural elements to two curved sections and a helix and allowing the rest to be shaped by gravity. This strategy was successful ensuring that the 30m-long display came in well under the weight restrictions of the site without compromising on the form of the work. The content was commissioned from artist Daniel Canogar by the Spanish EU presidency and opened in early 2010.

Posted on 08 Jun 2011
LED installation at Central Saint Martins, London

In 2008 BLIP installed an LED display in the lightwell in the Charing Cross road premises of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design as part of the International Distributed Display Initiative (IDDI) and as a platform for students to experiment and showcase their work.

IDDI is a network of displays, with online access, located in academic institutions in the UK and US. Staff and students can remotely access the displays and make artworks specifically for that format and location. The Central Saint Martins display also allowed access by students at Princeton University to modify and document their own work using webcam footage streamed online. The display has since been de-installed ahead of the school’s relocation to new premises at Kings Cross in Autumn 2011.

Posted on 08 Jun 2011

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