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The Projection Studio Diespeker Wharf, Islington


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The Projection Studio goes back in time to reflect on the history of a lovingly restored former Victorian timber mill.


London based Pollard Thomas Edwards architects (PTEa), who specialise in the creation of new neighbourhoods and the revitalisation of old ones, have innovatively restored a listed building and former Victorian timber mill at Diespeker Wharf, Islington, on the banks of the Regent Canal. The space has been converted into a contemporary workspace from which the company will now be based. Ross Ashton's The Projection Studio was commissioned to design and create a special 5 minute son et lumière video artwork to celebrate the building as a local landmark. The artwork was specially designed to reflect the buildings history and location, its many previous uses and occupants and its current owners, PTE architects.


First, Ashton storyboarded a script, and once PTEa signed it off, he worked on


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producing all the artwork with Paul Mumford, which took about 2 weeks. The artwork was 'placed' using reference points taken from a photo survey - a traditional method of producing large format projected images. The projection was beamed onto the front of Diespeker Wharf, a truly 3D surface with multiple focal planes. The width of the picture was about 16 metres, but difficulty came with the distances from surfaces. The closest surface was about 20 metres away and the furthest at 40 metres - so the project was certainly challenging. Ashton specified a .8 lens for the single Christie Roadster projector, and was "seriously impressed" with both the brightness of the machine and how the lens handled focusing on all the surfaces, giving tack-sharp reproduction throughout. The hardware, which included a sound


system, was supplied by QED. Richard Porter engineered the projection and control system, and sound artist Karen Monid was commissioned to create a bespoke soundscape to accompany the visuals, which proved to be highly effective. Ashton enjoyed having the opportunity to work with PTEa; "This was a really nice project. Several challenges made it interesting, and everyone at PTEa was very enthusiastic and a real pleasure to work with. Being architects, they also had a great perspective on the form and impact of what could be achieved with projected art".


Contact


The Projection Studio T: 020 8293 4270 W: www.projecting.co.uk


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