Here at Orchard, we thrive on being creatively challenged, and were proud to be part of an altogether new project for us in the world of arts, earlier this month.
Using our creative skills to full effect, we provided projection equipment for Laban Transferred, the latest creation of international artist Wolfgang Weileder at London’s Canary Wharf as part of the London Festival of Architecture, Europe’s largest of its kind.
Wolfgang, Professor of Contemporary Sculpture at Newcastle University, used long-exposure black & white photographs alongside a new two-screen projection, provided by Orchard, that juxtaposes a specially created dance piece by students from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and members of Charles Linehan Company, with the time-lapse video of the Laban façade under construction.
This year’s installation followed last summer’s work Transfer Laban, a full-scale replica of the façade of the RIBA Sterling Prize winning Conservatoire constructed and deconstructed, which was viewed by thousands. This year’s creation offered passers by the opportunity to reflect on the function and understanding of urban public place as a cultural, corporate and commercial environment.
We love getting involved in creative projects and this particular project certainly produced a really impactful piece of work! We hope it will be the first of many artist collaborations!