Installation "Being a part of the great history" in London
• Installation "Being a part of the great history" in London
In early October, we went to London, where among the 170-minute guests from 8 countries of the world, attended the presentation of a large-scale kinetic sculptures. This installation, which is a unique combination of metal, text, light and movement, was created in the framework of the project "Be a part of the great history", organized by Whiskey The Famous Grouse. Unusual design embodies the thoughts of thousands of people about the glory.
But we are not just lucky enough to visit on the show this work of art, but also to participate in the filming movie about him, to taste different whiskeys The Famous Grouse, and take part in creating their own original blend of whiskey.
In August, the brand The Famous Grouse has launched a project to examine how people in different countries are considering the concept of fame. Everyone could send your answer to the question - What would you like to be famous for? ( "How would you like to go down in history?"). The best options were used to create kinetic metal sculptures. On copper tapes laser cut 1542 response to more than 30 languages.
The metal tape gathered in one large structure, which is symbolized form a vortex within the golden whiskey glass.
Global presentation of the sculpture has been in the center of London, in the legendary club The Chapel, where the installation was collected for 17 days.
The club is housed in an old Anglican church which has for many years does not conduct religious services and is used as a site for cultural events. And in the '80s there was located one of the first in the British capital of gay clubs.
The project brought together people of different countries of the world - from Canada to Russia and from Sweden to Chile. 208 responses, included in the sculpture, were sent to the Russians, but the impression that the phrases in Russian was much more. There were inscriptions in Ukrainian, and Bulgarian.
to create a sculpture using 62 copper tape. Inside the structure is a robotic arm with a light source that moves randomly changing color and direction of light.
The height and width of sculpture was more than 5 meters, and weight - 300 kg.
Light effects and the robotic arm create the effect of a rotating movement, rejecting the projections of text on the dark walls of the building. Several copper strips also attached separately to the play of light and shadow was more elaborate.
with a sculpture can "talk", standing in the active point and interacting with a beam that can respond to gestures. Thus a person can change the appearance of the sculpture, allowing the light beam to pick out individual quotes and projecting them on a wall.
on a sculpture working artists and designers creative groups Marshmallow Laser Feast, Studio Roso and Ruairi Glynn.
In The Chapel is working on filming the movie about the installation. As it turned out, the movie for a couple of minutes, remove a set day - from early morning until late evening.
One of the founders of sculpture.
In the evening on October 1 in The Chapel held a global presentation of the sculpture.
The presentation in London was the culmination of the project "Be a part of the great history" of The Famous Grouse.
The Famous Grouse (in translation from English Famous Grouse..) - a brand of Scotch whiskey (scotch), which are produced at the distillery Glenturret (English Glenturret.), One of the most famous brands of whiskey. For many years this brand is the only blended whiskey supplied to the court of Her Majesty the Queen.
A few hours before the start of the presentation of bloggers visited the whiskey tasting.
On the tray - foods whose flavor notes present in the company's blend of different whiskeys The Famous Grouse: chocolate, citrus fruits, dried fruits, spices ... A feature of this brand is that the whiskey matured in barrels of sherry (sherry). Such packaging costs ten times more expensive than conventional drums, but it gives the drink a unique taste and aroma.
tasting is a Scottish Master Blender Gordon a motion (Gordon Motion), who spoke about the history of whiskey The Famous Grouse and especially the mixing of different varieties.
In the evening at the club The Chapel guests of the event were able to mix your own whiskey from different distillates.
To a man, the mixing whiskey, the most important thing - it's nose, so you first begin to "blenders" trained sense of smell, the scent of trying to determine the nature of the flavor in small plastic containers. All the smells were very familiar - coconut, citrus, resin - but just remember to call and each flavor was not so easy.
Master Blender - a unique profession. Its role is to sensory analysis of whiskey, which falls under the influence of the structure of the barrel, a tree in the process of aging. In Scotland, only about a dozen people working in this field.
Meanwhile, the continued reception on the occasion of the presentation of the sculpture ...
Before the guests were talented musicians - violinist, rock guitarist, bagpiper, saxophonist and vocalist.
And the guests were able to enjoy cocktails ...
... and whiskey bar The Famous Grouse.
So, thanks to the efforts of the many professionals in one place was integrated concept of the glory of thousands of people from around the world. After a series of presentations sculpture will travel to Scotland and will remain there for a legacy to future generations.
And today, on October 17 the presentation of the installation "Being a part of the great history" will be held in Moscow Gogol-Center.