Park sculptures that amplify passersby’s whispers. Household gadgets arranged to make electromagnetic orchestras. Guerrilla loudspeakers that read out text messages. A giant flipdot cloud that reflects the colours of its environment. A non-destructive computer virus that effects Newton’s Law on desktop items. A music box that plays a tune in response to torn museum tickets fed to it. A jealous picture frame that interferes with the functioning of close-by televisions.
“Our approach focuses on the contamination between the arts and design disciplines and is born out of the same love for simplicity, playfulness and an essential desire for provocation,” explain Troika.
Founded in 2003 by Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel, the multi-disciplinary art and design practice have found remarkable outlets for their technology driven social interventions. British Airways, MTV, BBC and Warner Music have all sought out the threesome’s imaginations to activate their brands in unexpected manners.
Discover the unexpected poetry of technology with Troika at the Design Indaba Conference from 24 to 26 February 2010.