Statues Alive

Statues Alive was a week long video mapping installation bringing the statues of Chelsea’s south bank alive.

Commissioned by Kensington and Chelsea Council to devise an audio/visual walk somewhere in the borough around the theme of bringing statues to life. The walk was to run for 7 nights – 19th-25th of June 2008 – and be the first event in 2008′s InTransit festival and also feature in the London Festival of Architecture.

Les Statues Meurent Aussi (Statues Also Die), the name was taken from the 1953 Chris Marker and Alain Resnais film. Our interactive video piece explores the perception of sculpture over time: when first seen, a sculpture imparts its basic form. The longer you look, the more information is imparted, and a longer residual impression is created. But look for too long and it loses its impact, fading into the background until it is no longer noticed.