Rag and Bone – The Beacons

A kinetic content system that opens windows into a virtual world

For Rag and Bone SS17, Prodject asked TEM to create something unique and ambitious. TEM, along with Vincent de Belleval, invented a method to create a virtual environment around a catwalk, to tell a story around Thom Yorke's Coloured Candy, using a dynamic content system piped through a room sized inverted zoetrope, created from 2.5m tall, 0.5 tonne, 60rpm motorised beacons, X3.

The beacons become lanterns illuminating a virtual environment that evolves. As the track and content system reach apogee, the beacons create glimpses of another place, for just a few seconds, before track and sculptures lose phase.