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VOID

#Voidwithin

Gemfields has partnered with designer Dan Tobin Smith and The Experience Machine to present VOID, a multi-sensory spatial installation presenting gemstone inclusions at Collins Theatre, Islington, as part of London Design Festival 2019.

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.

A selection of Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds from Gemfields mines are brought to life through photography of tiny inclusions 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 mineral 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.

COLLINS MUSIC HALL, 11 ISLINGTON GREEN, ANGEL, LONDON, N1 2XH

OPENING TIMES: 10:30AM – 5PM 15TH TO 22ND SEPTEMBER

3pm closing on Sunday 15th September + 8pm late opening on Thursday 18th & Friday 20th September

Free entry, no booking required.

 

Special Events:

Sunday 15 September, 16:00-17:00

Live performance by NYX

Book complimentary tickets here

 

Tuesday 17 September, 11:00-11:45

Masterclass with renowned gemmologist and jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy and designer Dan Tobin Smith

Book complimentary tickets here

 

Tuesday 17 September, 19:30-20:15

Masterclass with renowned gemmologist and jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy and designer Dan Tobin Smith

Book complimentary tickets here

 

Wednesday 18 September, 19:00-20:00

Live performance by NYX

Book complimentary tickets here