Director’s Choice: Sue Timney and Jason Bruges In Conversation
£15 adults, £12 concessions
‘Pandamonium’ is the new exhibition at The Lightbox (24 May-26 June 2013) developed in partnership with the conservation charity WWF.
Contributors to the exhibition; Sue Timney, iconic British interior and textile designer and president of the British Institute of Interior Design, and Jason Bruges, internationally acclaimed interactive designer, will discuss how art and design can articulate the environmental challenges we face.
Detail of Panda Eyes by Jason Bruges Studio © Kulbir Thandi / WWF-UK
Architect Jason Bruges established the Jason Bruges Studio in 2001 with a team of architects, lighting designers and specialists in interactive and industrial design, who together create works that sit between the worlds of architecture and interactive design.
For ‘Pandamonium’ Jason Bruges Studio created the remarkable installation ‘Panda Eyes’ which comprises an army of one hundred of the WWF’s emblematic Panda collection boxes. The installation of Pandas detect a viewer’s presence, and rotate in unison as they track human movement, in a slightly unnerving way – their confrontational stare is slightly unsettling and urges viewers to consider their impact upon the environment.
Iconic British interior and textile designer Sue Timney, will be talking at the event alongside Jason Bruges.
Sue collaborated with her daughter Alix Timney to create the wearable artwork ‘Colourless green Ideas Sleep Furiously (Noam Chomsky 1957)’, which also features in the 'Pandamonium' exhibition. Sue and Alix address forest and animal conservation by revisiting a Timney Fowler dress with new fabrics inserted as padded collages. The title references Noam Chomsky – a phrase Sue Timney takes as a warning to protect our forests from “furious sleep”.
Talks last for approximately 45 minutes with a short time for questions. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand.
Numbers are limited, so advance booking is required (01483 737837).