Sonica Siren Servers
21st Oct 2017
Sonica is the UK’s biggest sound and interactive art festival. We have extended our studio practices of pre-visualisation and high-end production of immersive installations to create an optical and auditory simulacra with regular collaborators Butler Bros, composer Giles Lamb and Numbercult (Craig Ritchie Allan) in what is our first personal project in 5 years. This new commission of site-specific work in our sub-basement will explore real time graphics, sensing and 3D audio in a journey through a series of volumetric tableaux, with reactive motionography and sound.
Chatham Feature in Dezeen
7th Sep 2017
Historic Dockyard Chatham’s major expansion by London studio Baynes and Mitchell Architects is one of six projects in the running for this year’s Stirling Prize and Dezeen have featured the nautical museum’s transformation.
‘The discovery in 1995 of the frame of an 18th-century warship called the Namur laid out beneath one of the buildings led to a lengthy excavation process. It was after this that Baynes and Mitchell Architects was brought on board.’
We were the lead AV and interactive designers for Chatham’s Command of the Oceans galleries.
VR Installation at Crate Studio
5th Jun 2017
We’re collaborating with artist, John Butler to create a virtual reality installation for an exhibition next month at Crate Studio in Margate. The work involves using realtime rendering and is the first in a series of life-size digital tableaux we’re exploring with John and plan to premiere in Glasgow later this year.
Lews Castle Museum Official Opening
9th Mar 2017
Stornoway’s Lews Castle Museum was officially opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week. The £19.5m five-year regeneration of the iconic Outer Hebridean castle houses AV installations and interactives created by ourselves including an immersive media presentation which takes the visitor on a journey of the natural environment across the islands throughout the seasons.
This is the first Gaelic-led museum anywhere in the world and is home to six of the Lewis Chessmen on long-term loan from the British Museum. A multimedia approach alongside more traditional museum displays enables visitors to learn more about the society, culture and history of the Outer Hebrides.
Aberdeen Art Gallery Refurbishment
19th Jan 2017
Aberdeen Art Gallery is currently undergoing major refurbishment to transform it into the leading heritage and arts visitor attraction in the north east of Scotland. The restored and modernised building will celebrate its unique features and improve the Collections Display through expanded galleries with more exhibits.
The redevelopment project will enhance the visitor experience with new opportunities for participation. We are currently working on a suite of interactives for the new Exploring Art gallery.
The museum is due to reopen in autumn 2017.
Dockyard Chatham Winter Closure
21st Nov 2016
The Historic Royal Dockyard Chatham offers a unique visitor experience as the world’s most complete dockyard from the Age of Sail. Visitors can discover the secrets of Britain’s maritime history through our media installations in four of its popular exhibitions: No. 1 Smithery, Steam, Steel and Submarines and more recently Command of the Oceans.
In four new interactive galleries, Command of the Oceans explores Chatham’s trade roots, the full dockyard story, the mystery of the Namur which was a ship found under the floor and a treasure trove of archaeological objects recovered from the sea bed.
The Dockyard is located just 35 miles from central London and will close for the winter on Sunday 27 November.
BME Moves to Liverpool
7th Nov 2016
The original British Music Experience was housed at the Millennium Dome for five years until it closed its doors in 2014. It will now be re-opening in early 2017 at the iconic Cunard Building on Liverpool’s waterfront. The BME will show visitors how rock, pop and dance have influenced British popular culture over the past 70 years. The collection includes classic artefacts and memorabilia such as David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust costumes and the original handwritten lyrics to Blue Monday by New Order.
Four of our original media installations from London will be re-versioned and updated to make the move north to be housed within the grandeur of one of the Three Graces buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pier Head at Liverpool Docks.
Titanic Belfast named Best European Attraction
9th Sep 2016
Titanic Belfast has been named Best Attraction in Europe at the World Travel Awards 2016.
This iconic tourist attraction has seen over 3 million visitors pass through its doors since opening four years ago and has beat the Colosseum in Rome, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and La Sagrada de Familia in Barcelona to the post by public vote.
ISO are proud to have been a part of this massive project by providing the immersive media exhibits that help to make this attraction so popular. Find out more about the award here.
IWM Somme Centenary Film
26th Jul 2016
ISO have created an online trailer for the Imperial War Museum to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The film is intended to engage visitors with the history of the battle and promote the museum’s commemorative events taking place throughout the year.
The film is an excerpt from one of our main gallery installations in the First World War Galleries (IWM London). You can see more about the full project here or watch the film on the IWM Youtube channel.
IKEA Museum Launch
18th Jul 2016
June 30 marked the opening of the new IKEA Museum in Älmhult, Sweden, in the newly refitted original 1958 IKEA store. ISO were in attendance to witness the showcase of our series of films exploring the highly personal relationship many IKEA fans have with their furniture!
We worked with IKEA on their concept development for digital media across the exhibition, helping to tell the story of the furniture giant from its humble beginnings to the global store it has become.
Read BBC coverage here.