Wilhelm Hack Museum, Germany
British photographer Dan Tobin Smith has transformed his east london studio into ‘the first law of kipple’: an immersive and vibrant installation comprising thousands of color-coated objects.The various cluttered items have been collected by both the artist and from public donations amassed from a social media announcement, bringing together an expansive range of stories, subjects and shapes. The sweeping arrangement turns the space into a sea of graduated color. The work references the fictional concept of ‘kipple’, as described by science fiction writer philip k dick’s 1968 novel ‘do androids dream of electric sheep’, later adapted into the film ‘blade runner’. The fictional word Kipple is used to describe useless, pointless stuff that humans accumulate, kipple reproduces itself…the entire universe is moving towards a final state of total, absolute kippleization.
VOID In Partnership With Gemfields
Collins Music Hall, London
In September 2019, Dan Tobin Smith created VOID; an immersive installation in partnership with The Experience Machine. Visitors walked through a series of large-scale projections showing magnified photos of the inside structure of semi-precious gemstones.
Dan originally came up with the concept for VOID back in 2014 and Art Partner have been working with him since to turn that idea into a reality. Dan, TEM Studio and Art Partner formed a partnership with renowned gemstone supplier, Gemfields to create a 10 day exhibition as part of the London Design Festival 2019 Commissions. Together they created an unrivalled experience that showcases the best of British design and innovation. The exhibition received critical acclaim from publications such as British Vogue, The Financial Times, Forbes, Wallpaper Magazine and The Evening Standard.