Outdoors. Nightime. A cluster of light up sculptures sit in front of glasshouse. The geometric shapes create vertical, horizontal, diagonal lines in the darkness. Rainbow coloured and bright, their reflection shimmers in the pond next to them.

Twist and Shine

Kaleider invites you to twist and shape our glowing light sculptures

Twist and Shine is a beautiful landscape of interactive light sculptures. They are made out of interconnected prisms that can be twisted into thousands of different shapes. 

Every time someone changes the sculpture, they inherit their starting point from the people before them. By transforming the shape, they change the landscape and add to the sculpture’s story.

Members of the public can work together, or witness others playing.

 

Now available for booking.

Please get in touch with Kaleider Producer, Jocelyn S Mills to bring Kaleider’s Twist and Shine to your audiences: jocelyn@kaleider.com

Accessibility, playability & sustainability

Twist and Shine was developed with access in mind. The sculptures are friendly and light, and can be twisted from all different angles and heights. Big twists always require more than one person, inviting collaboration, creative expression, and intergenerational play.

The prisms are beautifully architectural and can be customised with bespoke designs and light colours. The sculptures invite audiences to explore and admire them from all angles, changing people’s perception of their surroundings.

Twist and Shine is made out of Correx, which is recyclable and made from minimum 30% recycled materials.

Gallery

Access documents

We will provide the following documents:

Easy Read in pdf

Easy Read in Word

Audio Description in mp3

Audio Description in Word

We are very happy to customise access documents for each promotor’s venue, location and language.

Credits

Twist and Shine is commissioned by RHS Bridgewater for Glow 2023.

It is a development of Let’s Twist, a commission by Rotherham Children’s Capital of Culture.

It’s A Secret

It’s A Secret is a one-to-one (…to-one-to-one-to-one…) verbal storytelling project that only participants can experience.

The project premiered on October 13th as part of Farout Festival at BASE Milano with 8 original stories being told to 41 people, who will then tell the story to 41 more, and so on. Only after participants have passed it on is the historical journey of their story revealed to them.

The stories exist in each of the participants and will become different in every instance, through shifting contexts, memory, language, imagination and time.
Our temptation is to want to know how the story has changed, what the “new” story is. But is this ever really possible? Do we ever hear the same thing as others? Is a common understanding what holds our social fabric together?

It’s A Secret plays with fiction and truth, secrecy and sharing, gifting and holding back, memory and invention. It invites us to consider the responsibility we have to tell each other stories. It invites us to think of the archive as a trace, not a monument. In a world where fake news proliferates at a much higher rate than truth, what do we choose to tell others?

 

Now available for booking.

It’s a Secret is tailored to each context, creating a platform for the stories that you or your community want to tell.

Please get in touch with Kaleider Producer, Jocelyn S Mills to bring It’s a Secret to your audiences: jocelyn@kaleider.com

How it works

In each context, writers or storytellers are commissioned to create stories that will be passed on.

Each time someone tells a story, they will also give wooden tablet, engraved with instructions, to the person they are telling the story to. The instructions tell the audience member that they need to find someone to tell the story to and pass the instructions on to, and so on.

Once the story has been passed on, participants are asked to scan a QR code, engraved on the tablet, and invited to write three short sentences. Once written, the unique and poetic journey that their story has been on is revealed to them.

If participants choose not to pass the story on then they have custody of the tablet, so there is a physical reminder that they are custodian of the story. They have to make a choice to pass the story and tablet on, or they might decide to destroy or dispose of the tablet, or it just hangs around in their possession, creating a weight of responsibility.

Credits

It’s A Secret is a Kaleider production.

Call for Citizen Commissioners.

Interested in supporting Kaleider’s other work?
You can become a Citizen Commissioner of our new project Arch, from £10.

LEARN MORE

Outdoors, in a green park. Smiling people of different ages and sizes work together to build something with a large cardboard colourfully painted Twist sculpture.

Let’s Twist

Kaleider invites you to twist and shape our cardboard sculptures

Let’s Twist is a beautiful landscape of interactive sculptures. They are made out of interconnected cardboard prisms that can be twisted into thousands of different shapes. 

Every time someone changes the sculpture, they inherit their starting point from the people before them. By transforming the shape, they add to the sculpture’s story.

Members of the public can work together, or witness others playing.

 

Now available for booking.

An original commission by Children’s Capital of Culture, Kaleider’s Let’s Twist premiered September 2nd & 3rd 2023 at Rotherham Show.

Please get in touch with Kaleider Producer, Jocelyn S Mills to bring Kaleider’s Let’s Twist to your audiences: jocelyn@kaleider.com

Sustainability, accessibility & playability

Kaleider’s Let’s Twist is made out of cardboard. The prisms are delivered flat packed and assembled on site, minimising the environmental impact of shipping. 

Let’s Twist was developed with access in mind. Cardboard is friendly and light: a 7.5 metre long sculpture can weigh as little as 11 kg. The sculptures can be twisted from all different angles and heights. Big twists always require more than one person, inviting collaboration, creative expression, and intergenerational play.

The shapes are beautifully architectural and can be painted with custom designs. The sculptures invite audiences to explore and admire them from all angles, changing people’s perception of their surroundings.

Access documents

We will provide the following documents:

Easy Read in pdf

Easy Read in Word

Audio Description in mp3

Audio Description in Word

We are very happy to customise access documents for each promotor’s venue, location and language.

Credits

Original commission by Children’s Capital of Culture for Rotherham Show.

Let’s Twist custom designs for 2023 premiere at Rotherham Show created in collaboration with young people of Rotherham.

The Time It Takes

A participative experience that invites audiences to meditate on gravity and time.

What is it?

3 mechanical drawing machines use ever decreasing pendulum swings to mark the time it takes to fall to stillness.

Inspired by a childhood visit to Li Yuan-Chia’s remote little gallery in NW England and an old book of instructions for building your own harmonograph, Kaleider made 3 twin elliptical pendulum harmonographs (originally invented by Joseph Goold b. 1836). They are suspended from the ceiling, about 7m high.

In an attempt to mark each fall more beautifully than the last, the artist moves among the harmonographs and changes the weights. He invites the audience to seek harmony in the lines the machines draw.

 

This project is available for international touring.

The Time It Takes is an enchanting large-scale installation and a meditative experience. Artist Seth Honnor invites members of the public to initiate a harmonograph’s movement, and to witness as it draws a unique, co-created work of art.

If you want to discuss bringing Kaleider’s harmonographs to you and your audiences, please get in touch with Kaleider Producer Jocelyn S Mills: jocelyn@kaleider.com

Fish Mobile, a giant kinetic sculpture, hanging in Rotherham park. A crane reaches high above the trees, about 70 metres in the air. Five fish hang from it suspended on horizontal bars. It's a bright and warm summer day.

Fish Mobile

Transform your skyline.

A giant, breathtaking kinetic sculpture creates a moment of joy and reflection in public space. Next to the installation, people are invited to make their own small mobile to take the experience home. 

Fish Mobile premiered in Clifton Park, Rotherham July 26 – 28, 2022.
Fish Mobile premiers internationally at Fira Tàrrega September 8 – 10, 2023.

 

Available for international touring 2024

Book Fish Mobile to transform your outdoor venue or city with a beautiful and playful kinetic work.

Please get in touch with Kaleider Producer, Jocelyn S Mills if you want to discuss bringing Fish Mobile to you and your audiences: jocelyn@kaleider.com

What is Fish Mobile?

Giant kinetic sculpture

A giant balancing mobile hangs in public space, inviting people to stand or sit underneath it for as long as they like, to watch fish swim in the sky. Standing 70 metres tall, Fish Mobile transforms the skyscape with its gentle movement. 

Fish mobile workshop

In a tent next to the installation, people of all ages make their own small fish mobile to take home. The workshop is fun and free. It includes a printing press and is facilitated by staff.

#FishMobile

Audiences can send in pictures and videos of their finished fish mobiles via our social channels @kaleider. 

What people say about Fish Mobile

“It is so beautiful how it moves slightly in the the wind”

“This was so calming and chill!!!”

“The main piece was amazing and hearing it is being toured is even better. Really enjoyed making my little version.”

“I really like that it’s something completely different that’s never been done before.”

“All 3 grandchildren loved it.”

“I liked how it left me wondering about it after I’d left”

“I had the best day. Thank you”

Access

Click on the following links to download the documents:

Easy Read in pdf

Easy Read in Word

Audio Description in mp3

Audio Description in Word

This is a relaxed experience in public space. There are no additional lights or sounds. There is a massive crane that will raise and lower the giant fish mobile throughout the day so expect some mechanical noises from the crane.

We are very happy to customise access documents for each promotor’s venue, location and language.

Credits

Conceived and directed by Seth Honnor.

Head of production: Fiona Rourke.

Lead producer: Katie Keeler.

Rotherham Creative Producers team: Ace Smith, Mitchell Nuttall, Maltiti Musah-Razak, Eleanor Beever, Christopher Badger.

Fish Mobile is supported by IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space, in the frame of the project (UN)COMMON SPACES, co-funded by the European Union.

We couldn’t have done this without

The courage and conviction of Leanne Buchan and Rotherham Children’s Capital of Culture to commission a new work of this scale.

The encouragement and support of the In Situ network and Freedom Festival Arts Trust.

The fantastic efforts of the entire Kaleider team.

Fish Mobile is commissioned by Rotherham Council for Children’s Capital of Culture, supported by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and the European Union European Development Fund.

Co-commissioned by Fira Tàrrega.

Arch

We are currently making this new work for international touring in 2024.

What is it?

Arch is an exploration of humans and materials, revealing the beauty and flaws of the global systems we imagine, build, and come to rely on.

It is an in/outdoor performance installation for audiences of up to 400+ that combines installation, performance, music and participation. Our aim is for performances to last for around 2 hours.

The audience witness an attempt, by two people, to build a freestanding arch, made two thirds of concrete blocks and one third of ice blocks.

A choir of local singers accompanies the performance in a continuous, musical vigil, framing Arch with fragility and hope.

Call for Citizen Commissioners

For 2 years, we have developed Arch with the help of incredible partners and collaborators. It is our most urgent work yet.

Now we’re asking for your help…

Will you support us by becoming one of 2000 Citizen Commissioners and donating just £10?

We’ll credit all Citizen Commissioners next to each performance of Arch on tour and here on our website.

You can donate in your name, your family’s name, or the name of someone you love. You choose.

Please help us to reach our target…

DONATE NOW

Summary

The performance will start with a single voice, singing; no language is discernible. Two people light a fire and begin to build the arch. They pile heavy blocks made of concrete or ice onto a former which holds them in place. It is difficult, nearly impossible. As they build, more singers join in the chorus, singing continuously for the entire performance in turns; sometimes stepping back, sometimes singing all together.

Finally, the former is removed and the arch stands. They drag the fire under the ice section of the arch, and step off the stage, mingling with the audience. Everyone waits, suspended, watching as the ice drips and melts. Champagne is served while they wait. Eventually, everyone witnesses the arch fall as the choir continues to sing.

R&D preview

 

Audience responses

People said about Arch:

The sharing yesterday will be one of the highlights of my time at the [National Theatre] studio and something I’ll remember for the rest of my life!

It was utterly captivating second to second, and theatre in its cleanest and most profound distillation.”

 

“It’s beautiful and it’s fascinating and it’s strange and the effort of the thing is, I think, what really kept me watching.”

“It moves from meditation to anxiety to fear to excitement to hope. It passes through a load of emotions which is really exciting.”

 

I was just heartbroken and satisfied within a matter of minutes.

 

Profoundly moved by today’s R&D sharing of Arch, new work from @kaleider – I felt such a shared commitment to witness human effort.

 

Access

Click on the following links to download the documents:

Easy Read in pdf

Easy Read in Word

Audio Description in mp3

Audio Description in Word

Arch is still in development and can be different each time it is presented. We are very happy to customise access documents for each promotor’s venue, location and language.

 

Credits

Arch research and development is supported by IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space, in the frame of the project UN(COMMON) SPACES, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and supported by Freedom Festival Arts Trust.

 

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Outside, several people, parents and children, walking towards a 10m x 8m canvas on which are painted about 15 different faces in bright colours. Behind is blue sky and the sun is shining.

Robot Selfie

Kaleider crowdsources hundreds of faces through a bespoke online platform, and then our robot paints them on a giant canvas in public space, creating a beautiful mural of strangers next to each other, in an act of togetherness.

 

Available for international touring 2022/23

Book Robot Selfie for your venue, city, or context to combine cutting edge technology with a high spectacle and participatory audience experience.

It’s covid safe, and will engage both an online and local live audience.

Please get in touch with Kaleider Producer, Jocelyn Mills if you want to discuss bringing Robot Selfie to you and your audiences: jocelyn@kaleider.com

How it works

1. Draw

First we have to draw the public. To do this we create a bespoke website for each promoter at robotselfie.live/<your place or city>

On that site the public are invited to have their selfies drawn by our non-learning AI. It is easy, accessible, fun, and free to take part.

2. Share

When they’re happy with their drawing they submit it to us. Everyone who submits a selfie gets a copy sent to them to print at home… or to use as a social media profile pic!

3. Watch the robot paint live

We then send a compilation of faces to our robot, which paints them on a giant canvas situated in public space. We like to paint for four days, giving the public the chance to submit their selfies and to see the mural emerge over time.

As well as watching the robot paint live in public space, we set up a live stream to robotselfie.live so that people can take part from anywhere in the world.

Audience responses

“Its extraordinary”

“Its amazing”

“Absolutely genius so intuitive”

“I’ve got a massive nose”

“THAT is intelligence”

“It’s like they’re all looking right at ME”

“We’re in the future.”

“That thing is doing that!?”

“I’ve never seen anything like it I love it”

“I love that it’s in my town. That’s amazing that.”

Access

Click on the following links to download the documents:

Easy Read in pdf

Easy Read in docx

Audio Description in mp3

We are happy to customise access documents for each promotor’s venue, location and language.

Credits

Conceived and directed by Seth Honnor, with Andy Wood, Thomas Duggan, Kris Sum, Fiona Rourke and Jay Kerry.

We couldn’t have done this without

Robot Selfie has received R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint.

Robot Selfie is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Brighton Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Without Walls logo  Without Walls Blueprint logo

 

 

 

An iteration of Robot Selfie called A Portrait Without Borders, made for online audiences specifically in response to Covid-19 was originally commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust in 2020. Part of the Creative Europe funded InSitu Network ‘ACT’ 2017-2020 as an international collaborative project in response to Covid-19. Supported by Digital Democracies and InSitu.

A phone is held up in front of a white wall with lots of faces drawn on it. The phones camera is enabled and so shows the faces in sharp focus.

A Portrait Without Borders

Kaleider crowdsources hundreds of faces through a bespoke online platform, and then a team of robots draws them on a blank wall. Perfect for galleries, empty spaces, shop fronts and conferences. A mural of people next to each other, together and yet apart.

This is the sibling project to Robot Selfie, where a robot paints pictures of the public, live, outdoors, in public space.

 

Available for international touring 2022/23

Book A Portrait Without Borders for your venue, city, or context. It’s affordable to freight and we can work with you to make an extraordinary event without our team needing to travel.

It’s covid safe, and can engage both an online and local live audience.

Please get in touch with Kaleider Producer, Jocelyn Mills if you want to discuss bringing Portrait to you and your audiences: jocelyn@kaleider.com

How it works

1. Draw

First we have to draw the public. To do this we create a bespoke website for each promoter at portraitwithoutborders.live/<your place or city>

On that site the public are invited to have their selfies drawn by our non-learning AI. It is easy, accessible, fun, and free to take part.

A screengrab of a website showing a toggle button toggled to "enable camera" below which is photographic image of a woman smiling. A screengrab of a website showing a toggle button toggled to "enable camera" below which is a line drawing of woman smiling.

2. Share

When they’re happy with their drawing they submit it to us. Everyone who submits a selfie get’s a copy sent to them to print at home… or to use as a social media profile pic!

3. Watch the robots draw live

We then send a compilation of faces to our robots which draw them. We can draw for between 1 day and several weeks, depending on the context.

As well as being able to watch the robots draw live, we set up a live stream to portraitwithoutborders.live so that people can take part from anywhere in the world.

Definitely worth it. Being part of a bigger something, while enjoying the #FreedomFestival2020 at home, has been great. Thanks @kaleider for always provoking me to think deeper and glance sideways to catch the truth. Xx

Access

Click on the following links to download the documents:

Easy Read in pdf

Easy Read in Word (docx)

Audio Description in mp3

We are happy to customise access documents for each promotor’s venue, location and language.

Commissioned by

Freedom Festival Arts Trust.

Supported by Digital Democracies and IN SITU.

Part of the Creative Europe funded IN SITU Network ‘ACT’ 2017-2020 as an international collaborative project in response to Covid-19.

Kaleider is an associated member of IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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From The Light Of The Fire, Our Dancing Shadows

A Kaleider Production, written and directed by Seth Honnor with Andy Wood and All Seeing Eye.

Our Dancing Shadows explores two sides of the same experience, one in VR and the other watching on. Our Dancing Shadows uses the latest VR technology to enable people to collaborate in the same virtual world at once, untethered and outside.

You can choose to watch the dancers and/or be a dancer yourself. If you choose to dance, you’ll take to the stage wearing a VR headset. You do not need to have experienced VR before in order to be a dancer, or have any experience of dance. It is not a competitive environment. If you choose to be a dancer in the VR experience you will find yourself guided through a gentle, poetic VR world.

Our Dancing Shadows is a Kaleider production, redeveloped for Arts by the Sea Festival, September 2018 in Bournemouth.

 

Shadows dates

 

Layered Realities

Our Dancing Shadows was first commissioned by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio for Layered Realities Weekend at Millennium Square in Bristol, 17th-18th March 2018.

They asked artists, researchers and creatives to produce bold new works which explore the potential of 5G through a series of free experimental events, talks, and demonstrations.

Layered Realities was produced by Watershed on behalf of the Smart Internet Lab, University of Bristol. Smart Internet Lab has secured funds to establish ‘5GUK Test Networks’ a national asset, funded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) ‘5GUK Test Networks’.

The Layered Realities weekend, 5G showcase brought together the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab and Watershed, We The Curious, BT, Nokia, Zeetta, Cambridge Communications Systems, PureLiFi and BiO.

A group of people sit around a table with a black table cloth, each is looking urgent and one has his hand raised. Others beyond the table look on. A red digital clock in the top right corner of the image reads 00:01:18

The Money®

A group of complete strangers has 60 minutes to agree how to spend a pot of real cash. If the Players run out of time, then the money rolls over to the next show. If they agree, then they get to take the money away and spend it. 

But, the watching audience can buy their way in at any moment, right up until the last second, and that can change everything…

★★★★

The Stage

Tense, unpredictable and resonant, with the potential for sudden reversals and radical acts of kindness

★★★★

The Daily Telegraph

A fiendish clever show, that tests your generosity

★★★★

The Guardian

This deceptively simple piece is definitely on the money. It turns conversation into urgent, playful theatre

Matt Trueman

The best piece of game-theatre I’ve encountered

Lyn Gardner

As much drama in the unfolding scenario as there is in any play you've ever seen

★★★★

North West End UK

A playful urgent piece of interactive theatre

★★★★

Broadway World

My faith in strangers was restored

The Age Melbourne

The Money could be the greatest reality TV show that hasn’t happened yet

The Money has been performed on 5 continents…

…and in some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Sydney Opera House, UK Houses of Parliament, Lagos City Hall, Lisbon City Hall, Melbourne’s Victoria Parliament, City of London’s Guildhall, Tianjin’s Grand Theatre and many more.

Most recently, Eleanor Lloyd Productions, Eilene Davidson Productions and Kate Pakenham Productions presented Kaleider’s THE MONEY Live at London’s County Hall from 26th May – 3rd July 2021.

 

How to Play

Become a Player by donating as much as you can. Work with other Players to decide what to spend the group’s money on. You have 1 hour to come to a decision. If you don’t decide unanimously in the allotted time you relinquish your privilege to spend the money and the money rolls over to the next group of Players.

If you’re the quiet observing type you can become a Silent Witness and watch as the group of Players attempt to decide how to spend the money they’ve donated. And if you want to voice your opinion you can always become a Player and buy your way in.

Spend the money on whatever you want. Be as creative as you like.

Credits

A Kaleider Production

Conceived and Directed by Seth Honnor

Collaborating Artist: Alice Tatton-Brown

Touring production Manager: Jay Kerry

Current and past performers: Laila Diallo, Lucy Cassidy, Seeta Patel, Gemma Paintin, Jessica MacDonald, Olivia Winteringham, Angie Bual, Kelly Marie Miller, Ria Hartley, Hanora Kamen, Alice Tatton-Brown, Frankie Snowdon, Peter Vanderford, Jonny Rowden, Emily Williams (also producer 2013 – 2016), and the late Paul Bull.

 

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