April 2016 – Ophelia’s Ghost

 

We got some lovely reviews for our installation Ophelia’s Ghost which is part of a beautiful exhibition at Compton Verney Museum.

 

 

“A show stopping homage to Millais” Financial Times

 

“A moving installation… a clever, original take on Millais Ophelia in Tate Britain” Mail on Sunday 

 

“The first contemporary work in the sequence is also the most impressive. Davy and Kristin McGuire have created a life­sized hologram of a drowning Ophelia which is uncannily realistic, complete with bubbles and swimming fish. At the technical cutting edge, it clearly references Millais’ famous Pre­-Raphaelite painting” Birmingham Mail

 

 

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Ophelia’s Ghost is part of Shakespeare in Art at Compton Verney Museum until 19th June. Book your tickets here.

 

March 2016 – Pop Fiction

 

We have received funding to enter the next phase of our augmented reality pop-up book project.

This will enable us to produce an edition of multi media pop-up books (we like to refer to it as Pop Fiction) as collector’s items. If you want one simply

 sign up to our mailing list and you’ll be guaranteed to hear from us as soon as they are ready.

 

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Dates for your Diary:

 

19th March to 19th June 2016: Ophelia’s Ghost is exhibited as part of Shakespeare in Art at Compton Verney Museum

 

February 2016 – Lovers, nymphs, talking statues, femme fatales, cognac and us

 

We have finally updated our website with a lot of new work. Have a browse and watch some new videos below…

 

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Dates for your Diary

 

 

5/6 March: Theatre Book – Macbeth at the Barbican, London

 

19 March – 19 June: Ophelia’s Ghost at Compton Verney Art Gallery

 

 

January 2016 – Looking back at (and forward to) a productive year

 

Last year our work made its debut in cinemas around the UK. As well as appearing in 26 exhibitions, art fairs and festivals in 20 cities across 7 countries, we travelled to 4 continents created 5 new commissions/works and won 3 awards. Thanks to all those who helped make it possible! Happy New Year!

 

 

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December 2015 – Toast of Paris

 

We’ve finished a busy, jet setting year with a trip to France to install the paper craft film sets we created for Courvoisier’s recent campaign “The Toast of Paris” (see below or during your next trip to the cinema) in their beautiful chateau/museum in Jarnac.

 

 

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November 2015 – Holiday window display for Mikimoto in Tokyo

 

Two years ago we collaborated with Joanie Lemercier on a holiday window for Barneys department stores on 5th Avenue in New York, and this year we’ve followed a festive calling from Japan’s representative jeweler Mikimoto in Tokyo. The display combines intricate paper craft with projection mapping and will run until Valentine’s day next year. Click on the image to view the trailer.

We’ve also received 2 awards for the display: Japan Space Design Association Award and a Ginza Association Division Excellence Award.

 

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October 2015 – Museums at Night

 

We’ve been working on 2 new commissions over the last 2 months, one is still under wraps and the other one goes life the night before Halloween as part of the national Museums at Night event. It’s called Starkers, and it involves a fair few nudes… you can read all about it in The Double Negative interview with Kristin.

 

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September 2015 – A new holographic projection sculpture

 

Following our successful series of holographic fairies in jam jars we now have an edition of water nymphs as holographic projection sculptures. Please click on the images below to watch a little trailer of the work on Vimeo.

 

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August 2015 – Dates for your Diary

 

The second half of the year will be busy. Here is where you can catch our work next:

 

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The Hitchcock Trilogy: 3-13 September, Cambridge Film Festival: http://www.cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk/news/highlights-of-the-35th-cambridge-film-festival

 

 

Open Studios: 26-27 September, Bristol, Open Day at Hamilton House (the building we have our studios in): http://www.hamiltonhouse.org/

 

 

Pauline: Throughout November, Liverpool, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum: http://williamsonartgallery.org/

 

 

Icebook: 9 -10 October, Turnbirdge Festival, http://www.trinitytheatre.net/Whats-On/13407-/Puppetry-Festival–The-Icebook

 

 

Ophelia‘s Ghost: 9-18 October, Bournemouth, Arts by the Sea Festival: http://artsbournemouth.org.uk/arts-bournemouth/arts-by-the-sea/event/ophelias-ghost/

 

 

Sprite Symphony: 17 October – 22 February, Stratford upon Avon, Royal Shakespeare Company: http://www.rsc.org.uk/

 

 

Jam Jar Fairy: 6 November, Lancaster, Light up Lancaster Festival: http://www.lancaster.gov.uk/events/details/2063/

 

 

Icebook: 7 November, London, Suspense Festival: http://www.suspensefestival.com/

 

 

Chrystal City: 28th October to 23rd November, Art Festival in Kyushu, Japan (info to be updated soon)

 

 

Various Works: November, Mayfair London, Opera Gallery: http://www.operagallery.com/ (info to be updated soon)

 

 

 

July 2015 – Helpmann Award for Best Visual Theatre Production

 

After touring to Perth International Arts Festival in Australia with The Paper Architect this year we have now won the Helpmann Award for Best Visual Theatre Production!

 

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