Kaidan Haunted Walk: FULLY BOOKED

October 27th, 2008

The response for our Kaidan event this Friday in Holland Park has been quite unparalleled.  The poor bookings department at Kensington & Chelsea council have been inundated with calls and are now having to turn people away!

However, if you haven’t been able to book and are really set on coming then you are advised to turn up towards the end of the evening, from 9:00-9:30pm and we should be able to ‘sneak you in’…  The event runs until 10:00pm.

We’re currently putting the finishing touches to the visuals and packing everything up ready to start construction in the park on Wednesday.  The weather for this week is looking perfect but very cold!

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday!

Kaidan Ghost Story

September 25th, 2008

Quadratura Press Release – for immediate distribution

Haunted Park Walk: Halloween in the Kyoto Garden

Follow the trail of glowing lanterns to reach the haunted Kyoto Garden which, for one night only, will come alive with an eerie recreation of the ancient traditions of Kaidan – Japanese tales of the strange and mysterious.

After the success of the Haunted Park Walk in Holland Park last year, Quadratura was commissioned again by The Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea to create an interactive video and sound installation for Halloween, this time in the Kyoto Garden.

Taking as their theme the ancient game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai (A Gathering of 100 Ghostly Tales)
Quadratura will create an event that is at once haunting, beautiful and evocative.

At these gatherings 100 candles were lit and the players would each tell a ghost story. After each story a single candle was blown out and the room grew darker and darker. The game was an evocation of the spirits and with the extinguishing of the final candle something terrible would be waiting in the darkness.

The Haunted Park Walk will bring ghostly tales to the Kyoto Garden through innovative video projection and spine-tingling sound design.

Time

Friday 31 October 6pm to 10pm

Location

Kyoto Garden Holland Park London W8 (Abbotsbury Road Entrance)

Free Admission

Numbers are limited so please book by calling the Arts Service on 020 7361 3204 or email arts@rbkc.gov.uk

Transport

Tube: Holland Park (Central) or Kensington High Street (Circle and District)
Buses: 9, 9a, 10, 27, 28, 31, 49, C1, 94 and 148

Note to Editors

Quadratura is a highly innovative and creative video projection and sound design company that utilises a wide range of technologies and techniques to create unique, and often interactive, interior and exterior environments.
www.quadratura.info

Created by Alex May and Martin A Smith for Quadratura, the installation is commissioned by The Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea as part of the ‘Across the Street, Around the World’ festival.
www.rbkc.gov.uk/acrossthestreet

For further information please contact
Alana Pryce (Press) at alanapryce1@aol.com or Mobile 07940420631
Miriam Nelken (RBKC) at Miriam.Nelken@rbkc.gov.uk
Quadratura at info@quadratura.info

Quadratura News

September 24th, 2008

PatchBox doing tasty things with CGFX shaders

PatchBox doing some tasty things with CGFX shaders

We’ve had a quiet and industrious period for the past few weeks.  Much work has been done on PatchBox, mainly putting in much more support for CGFX shaders to leverage even more power out of the GPU in preparation for the work we’ve got coming up.

I’ve been detailing the development on my blog though this is partly the reason to install a blog on quadratura.info; so that news can be posted here instead.

We have a private engagement this Saturday in London where we’ll be transforming a room and preparation for that is the order of the week.

From next Monday, however, we’ll be focussing on our next art project, which sees our return to Holland Park in West London for Halloween.

The Kyoto Garden in Holland Park

The Kyoto Garden in Holland Park

While last year’s event was based around the wooded area of the park and took elements of the Victorian shenanigans that took place in Holland House (as well as being a journey through life and death and beyond!), this time we’re setting up in the Kyoto Garden and producing our own interpretation of a famous Japanese Kaidan ghost story.

By the end of last week we already have had 60 bookings (although it’s a free event, we’re encouraging people to book so we get an idea of numbers) so with over a month to go we’re hoping for a big crowd.  You can find further details and booking information on the K&C website.

For now it’s back to preparing media assets for Saturday and deciding which decade of wallpaper to use…