‘Typographia’, is a kinetic art installation with performance, premiered on the 31st October, 2013 at the Festival of Ideas in Cambridge U.K. The concept with live performance, a kinetic sculpture of carousel slide projectors combined with digital projection and sound was created by the Diana Scarborough. Like the internet of today, it revolutionised communications with its ability to disseminate news and information quickly and cheaply.
Contemporary dance students Becky Byers, Kristina Hay and Andrzej Kamienski (from London Studio Centre) and costume designer Isabel Byers collaborated with Diana Scarborough to create an original work inspired by steam and code driven technology particular to the Monotype Print Machine.Dancers whose choreography and movements respond to the workings of defunct technology of the 1900’s.
Dr Christopher Dexter-Mills composed a new piece for the installation. However, for this actual performance a recording was made of the work, played by the Edmund Quintet as the musicians were unavailable to perform ‘live’ on the night.
The soundtrack and projected visuals used in the installation are found here:-