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24/10/13
6:30pm - 9:30pm
VESTIGE - Design Overtime in conjunction with South Kiosk/Jotta
Talk by Sebastian Kite of Kite & Laslett: Site, Space, Sense
+ project films projected onto facade of Museum
Design Museum
London
http://www.southkiosk.com/southkiosk/article/sk-events/2728/vestige-design-overtime
http://www.southkiosk.com/southkiosk/article/sk-editorial/2778/news-kite-laslett-site-space-sense



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April 2014

24/04 - 10/05/14
Echelon
Kite & Laslett solo show
AC Institute
New York, USA

November 2013

22/11 - 07/12/13
PetitH exhibition
155 New Bond Street, London
Concept Design by Studio Toogood
Display Production by Kite & Laslett
http://www.studiotoogood.com/work/interiors/herm-s-

04/11 - 06/11/13
Installation in collaboration with RE;CODE, S Korea
Old Billingsgate Fish Market
London
http://www.re-code.co.kr/

01/11 - 02/11/13
Orbit installation as part of Suspense, Sonica Festival 2013
Glasgow
http://sonic-a.co.uk/secret-sonica-suspense/
http://www.cryptic.org.uk/sonica-2013/

October 2013

24/10/13
Talk and film projection as part of: VESTIGE - Design Overtime in conjunction with South Kiosk/Jotta
Design Museum
London
http://www.jotta.com/jotta/article/sk-events/2728/vestige-design-overtime

19/10/13
Installation in collaboration with RE;CODE, S Korea
As part of Frieze 2013
Ace Hotel
London
http://www.re-code.co.kr/

September 2013

16/09 - 20/10/13
The Conductor
Faye Toogood in collaboration with Sebastian Kite of Kite & Laslett
As part of London Design Festival and Frieze 2013
Established & Sons
London
http://www.fayetoogood.com/exhibitions/the-conductor
http://www.establishedandsons.com/2011.php#/NewsEvents-Events-2013_Events/



15/09/13
Barbara Casasola SS14
Design by Mathias Renner, Set Build by Laslett Studio
White Cube Gallery, Mayfair
London
www.barbaracasasola.com



06/09 - 29/09/13
Ikono On Air Festival
Kite & Laslett films broadcast online and in Berlin at Import Projects Gallery
http://www.ikono.org/onairfestival/
http://www.ikono.org/artist/kite-laslett/

May 2013

Neon V sculpture by Sebastian Kite of Kite & Laslett
For Studio Toogood
Browns Focus
South Molton Street
London

April 2013

26/04 - 28/04/13
Candescence as part of: CURIOUS
Curated by Weiblum und Stahl, Berlin
Helmkehof, Hannover, Germany

http://www.helmkehof.de/heute/
http://www.weinblum-und-stahl.de/#work-helmke-1-curious.html



February 2013

07/02/13 - 10/03/11
Lichtspiel - solo show
Import Projects
Keithstrasse 10
10878 BERLIN
www.import-projects.org/


Reflex - concept image




NYE 2013 - SURVIVORS




November 2012

24/11/ - 08/12/12
CANDESCENCE + ORBIT
+-0 Temporary Nightclub
Postbahnhof
BERLIN




22/11/11
ENCLOSURE, in collaboration with Mogwai - as part of Confined, an exhibition curated by Sumarria Lunn Gallery
NEST, The Hague NL
http://nestruimte.nl/nl
http://www.sumarrialunn.com/Exhibitions/NEST.html




October 2012

25/10/12
Lecture - New Works - 6:30pm (open to public)
Westminster School of Architecture
http://technicalstudies.tumblr.com/
http://openstudiowestminster.org/


19 - 25/10/12
Echelon - film installation as part of Restructered - co-exhibition curated by Tania Moore
St. George's Church Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Festival 2012
http://www.bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/event/id/289


September 2012

10/09/12 - 16/09/12
Platform 79 - The Berlin Project
PANOPTIC + KLANGZELLE
Kantstrasse Women's Prison
BERLIN



August 2012

Interview - 'Making Architecture As Art'
FAD Art Magazine
Article by Nora Heidorn, Co-Curator of www.platform79.com


P H A S E S - Installation Proposal (tba)
Dartington International Summer School
Dartington Hall, Devon
www.dartington.org/arts




June 2012

Assistants to Mira Calix - Nothing Is Set In Stone
Installation for Cultural Olympiad
Website design:
http://nothingissetinstone.info/
further information


May 2012

21/05/12
Fabrication for 3.1 Phillip Lim Pop Up Shop designed by Studio Toogood
Selfridges, London
http://www.studiotoogood.com/our-work/exhibition-event-design/3-1-phillip-lim

Creative-Mapping Issue //02 - Interview
http://magazine.creative-mapping.com/kite-laslett-light-sound-installation-london/




April 2012

17/04/12 - 22/04/12
Milan Design Week
La Cura
Exhibition in collaboration with Studio Toogood, sponsored by NIVEA
MOST, National Museum of Science & Technology, Milan
www.studiotoogood.com
www.museoscienza.org/english
DEZEEN Review




March 2012

24/03/12
TOPNICE
Kite & Laslett Studio
http://topnice.org/



DEWL - Red Velvet
Production for music video, to be released Summer 2012




February 2012

02/02/12 - 01/03/12
INSITU - 'Genius Loci'
Co-exhibition with artist Eleanor Wemyss, curated by Sophie Hoyle
The Belfry, St. John's Church
Bethnal Green
http://www.firstthursdays.co.uk/galleries/johns-bethnal-green
www.eleanorwemyss.com



E N C L O S U R E - Double CD Release
Privately released by Kite & Laslett, on sale for £10 at IN SITU - Genius Loci and by email request.



2 0 1 2

★★★NEW YEAR BANG★★★
31/12/11 9pm - 8am
Kite & Laslett Studio, London




November 2011

05.11.11
E N C L O S U R E - interactive lighting for Süd Electronic Label Private Party
Installation responding to performances by: Move D , Lawrence , Efdemin , Tama Sumo, Portable & Lakuti
www.sudelectronic.com/wp



04.11.11 6pm -12pm
E N C L O S U R E - a quadraphonic sound and light installation
Special event with live mixing, musical performance and audience participation
The Basement, Hoxton Gallery
Drysdale Street, London N1
www.hoxtongallery.com
Flyer
E N C L O S U R E: Programme


October 2011

28/10/11 8pm - 5am
INSTALLATION for Pavilion of Protest post RIBA Event in conjunction with ZAP Architecture
Secret location to be announced soon! see link:
www.zaparchitecture.com/pavilion-of-protest.php


10-16/10/11
Assistant to Mira Calix - Artist in Residence
'Cultures Electronik - Musiques, Arts et Technologies'
Rennes, France
www.electroni-k.org
http://warp.net/records/mira-calix
http://thecreatorsproject.com/en-uk/creators/mira-calix


September 2011

19-25/09/11
Exhibition - by invitation of Will Alsop (RA)
London Design Festival
TESTBED1, Battersea
www.londondesignfestival.com/events/will-alsop-and-friends




16/09/11 - 13/10/11
'Imagined Cities' Exhibition curated by Dainow&Dainow
The Coffeesmiths Collective
Department for Coffee & Social Affairs
14-16 Leather Lane
Farringdon EC1N 7SU
www.coffeesmithscollective.co.uk/2011/08/london-design-festival-imagined-cities-curated-by-dainowdainow/


13-16/09/11
Participants @ Field Studies 2011 - 'Exploration of architecture and the city through listening and recorded sound'
MUSARC - London Metropolitan University - School of Architecture
www.musarc.org
www.field-studies.org


August 2011

23/08/11
R E L A Y light installation & prints
As part of '50 Years of London Architecture' Photography Exhibition, Architecture Club
www.architectureclub.co.uk
www.p3exhibitions.com




July 2011

23-30/07/11
Sounds Around Course & Concert
Sebastian Kite w. Mira Calix, Tansy Davies, Moritz Bergfeld
Dartington International Summer School, Devon

♫ Sounds Around_Solo Composition.mp3

www.dartington.org/summer-school


May 2011

21/05/11
R E L A Y, 'A leap in the dark'
as part of TAKTAL @ TESTBED1, Battersea
R E L A Y, 'A leap in the dark
www.taktal.com


19/05/11
Kite & Laslett - guest critique
Diploma Unit 14, Bartlett School of Architecture
www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/architecture/programmes/units/unit14.htm


March 2011

09/03/11
Annual Review Design Studio 17
Westminster School of Architecture, University of Westminster, London
Design Studio 17

2 0 1 1

December 2010

10/12/10
C A N D E S C E N C E w. MUSARC Choir Christmas Concert
St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London
www.musarc.org/events/concerts-and-performances/musarc-christmas-concert-2010

02-04/12/10
C O N T A C T XVI
Old Empress Coach House

October 2010

07/09/10
C A N D E S C E N C E
Old Empress Coach House



Lichtspiel
Import-Projects, Berlin, Germany (06/02-10/03/13)

Two projectors face one another, separated by a series of translucent screens. The projectors call and respond in a chaotic and restless dialogue, firing interlocking shapes and gradually becoming more complex. The repetition of the projected image through the screens transforms flat impressions, enlarging and giving the sense of physical volume within the exhibition space.

Reflex is an experiment in the medium of dual-projection, spatialising light itself; the immaterial presented as material. The installation is a simple apparatus, yet allows scope for complexity in effect. The interchangeable pace at which the spectrum of colours crossfade between the projectors creates the sense of a parallel timescape; time slowed down.

Review - artconnectberlin

Interview - berlinartlink


Specification:

2x HD projectors + mounts
1x computer + matrox triplehead
1x custom structural frame (size variable)
8x tuell drapes (no. variable)
2x molten projection masks






O R B I T
24/11/12 - 08/12/12
+-0
Postbahnhof
Berlin

Orbit is a kinetic light installation designed for a former railway tunnel. A series of rotors of increasing diameter and speed are positioned along the 80m space, projecting laser beams into the void. Their orbiting constellation targets towards a circular plane at the end of the tunnel.

The viewer follows the rays overhead, approaching the swirling red cells emanating from the vanishing point. The churning rumble of the revolving cogs reveals a machine in perpetual motion. Orbit premiered as part of a curated art and club event in Berlin in November 2012.

Specification:
5x custom built 400mw laser motorised armatures
Custom software - audio/light triggering
2.5m (D) circular canvas

Room:
80m (L) x 6m (W) x 6m (H)




19-25/10/12
Restructured - as part of the Bloomsbury Festival 2012
St. George's Bloomsbury
LONDON


Echelon
Sebastian Kite, Kite & Laslett
2mins, 25fps, HD 1920x1080 pixels
Stop frame animation of digital photographs


“Greek architecture taught me that the column is where the light is not, and the space between is where the light is. It is a matter of no-light, light, no-light, light. A column and a column brings light between them.” Louis Kahn


Echelon has been made in response to the Baroque interior of St. Georges Church in Bloomsbury, London. The work was first shown during an exhibition in the same church in 2012. Kite used flash photography to shoot high contrast images of the architectural features of the church at night. He focused on columns, cornices and ornamentation that had been designed to create stark silhouettes and theatrical shadows. Through the absence of color from the stills, the materiality of light is emphasized.

The title of the film refers to the method in which it is composed: a formation of discontinuous imagery in rapid succession. The rhythmic layering of 25 images per second entrances the eye as it distinguishes the disparity and spatial foreshortening between one image and the next. Due to their sharpness and graphic nature, one is just able to read the images at such pace. The use of repetition and inversion creates a visual disjunction, suggesting glances of stereoscopic perspectives and optical slippages.

The granular textured soundscape of Echelon is designed to envelope the audience in the room. Self-generated frequencies cancel out any distractions, whilst phasing and panning techniques are employed to the intensify the visual focus.

Echelon presents a frenetic spatial augmentation of the site, manipulating perspective, scale and depth to produce a restructured architectural space within the projected frame. The illusion of movement and continuity normally applied in film making is disrupted in a form of cinematic violence.

While Kite's practice under Kite & Laslett produces physical interventions in dialogue with architectural spaces, Echelon applies his working method to film.



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10/09 - 16/09/12

P A N O P T I C
An installation for Platform79,
Kantstraße Women’s Prison // Gerichtsgefängnis Kantstr. 79 10627 Berlin


For platform79 - the berlin project Kite & Laslett produced two artistic interventions. The first, Panoptic, is a physical mobile-installation situated in Courtyard IV of the former Kantstraße Women’s Prison, exploring visual space. In contrast, Klangzelle, a sound installation, examines solely aural space and the acoustic energy of the prison interior. The two works stand in relative juxtaposition to one another, both architecturally and in conception.

www.platform79.com

Panoptic + Klangzelle programme





Drawings:



Article:

Panoptic is the first Kite & Laslett project void of the combinative intervention of light and sound, pursuing a fresh creative path producing kinetic-based sculpture through inventive material exploration.

The installation is an instrument for observation, a device through which the ocular perception of the prison is altered. The project explores the notion of panoptics, a term derived from the philosophical and architectural concept of the panopticon, first conceived by Jeremy Bentham during the Age of Englightenment, a spatial paradigm through which society can be observed and controlled. The project investigates the correlation between voyeurism and architectural space and how panoptic-based architecture can influence our pathological state and consciousness. Michel Foucault’s mechanism of panopticism, takes the concept further as a symbol for modern disciplinary society:

“The Panopticon is an ideal architectural figure of modern disciplinary power. The Panopticon creates a consciousness of permanent visibility as a form of power, where no bars, chains, and heavy locks are necessary for domination any more.” Excerpt from Discipline & Punish; The Birth of the Prison, Michel Foucault

The disused prison is situated within the former incarcerated island of West Berlin, concealed behind the high Altbau facades of Kantstraße. The prison is hidden both physically and psychologically, away from the public consciousness. Passing the threshold from the familiar realm of the current to this secluded place, dilapidated, dormant and frozen in time, one is engulfed by the prison’s spirit. In the manner of inmates, the processional sequences of Höfe lead to the final grand courtyard where the installation is revealed. Pendant in mid-air, held tort between the high red brick planes of the prison, Panoptic demarcates the state of arrival. The installation establishes a vantage point from which the viewer observes an abstracted and constantly evolving image of the courtyard’s facade, peering into the prison cells.

The installation engages forms of expression, a critical and active dialogue between artist, artwork and the viewer. Open to interpretation, Panoptic’s veritable meaning and associations could be viewed as follows: on one hand, the installation could be seen as an optical experiment, an interface between the earth and sky. However, from a phenomenological standpoint and with a sensibility towards the historical mode and context of the prison in mind, the installation could be viewed as the representation of the hierarchical relationship between guard and prisoner, blurring the distinction between the detained and unbound.

The viewfinder, suspended over the bed, is evocative of a sarcophagus. The pyramidal faceted form rises to meet the vertical line of sight with an oculus, narrowing the field of vision and obscuring the peripheral. In plan, the viewfinder shares the exact footprint of a prison cell conveying its scale (L 3450mm x W 1670mm x H 3000mm). The volumetric juxtaposition of the bed and viewfinder further suggests the spatial configuration of a cell.

Suspended above the viewfinder, three reflective discs are scaled according to the vertical perspective of the viewer beneath. The overall image the viewer observes is conceived so that each reflected surface is equal in surface area, in spite of distance. The discs rotate independently on horizontal axes generating the impression of multiple directions of movement. The immateriality of mirror and its shifting reflections focus on effects rather than substance, collapsing the physical planes of the prison, dissolving from view.

The framed perspective encircled by the oculus mimics a cell window. The view could be representative not of hope or objective emancipation, but of hermetic entrapment. The kaleidoscopic image of the prison is in constant movement, providing no visual escape for the eye. The multiple reflections give a foreshortened flatness and illusionary perspective to the whole ocular view.