Exhibition: VOID Dan Tobin Smith + The Experience Machine

This exhibition runs from Sat, 14th Sep 2019 to Sun, 22nd Sep 2019. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Cost: Free of Charge

Designer Dan Tobin Smith and The Experience Machine, in partnership with Gemfields, present VOID, a multi-sensory spatial installation at Collins Theatre, Islington.

Visitors will become part of an immersive experience, travelling through a series of large scale projections that showcase the expanded space inside gemstones and map the blurring boundaries between nature and design.

Gemstones, including a selection of Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds from Gemfields mines, some of which date back millions of years, are brought to life through photography of tiny microcosms magnified to become abstract, galaxy-like structures. Created in rare geological processes, unique one of a kind formations of minerals are discovered, suspended and frozen in time.

The installation considers the concept of containment and relative scale, employing spatial design to explore the natural borders formed within these unique minerals arrangements. By translating moving image into a contained physical form and scoring the experience with harmonised layers of the human voice by female electronic drone choir NYX, visitors are invited to enter within the portrait of a gemstone’s natural inclusion.

Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult and the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Collins Theatre,

11 Islington Green,
N1 2XH

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