4th February – March 28th 2016
St.Andrew Square, Edinburgh

At the start of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design we will present an entirely new architectural scale light and sound installation across one of Edinburgh’s most iconic public spaces – St Andrew Square: a two month light and sound installation celebrating the architecture of St Andrew Square and the international, innovative and creative connections between Scotland and Europe.

Brkeyframes_groupelaps_light-stick-figures_collabcubedinging together City of Edinburgh Council, Essential Edinburgh and French designers Groupe LAPS, we will trace the history of Scottish innovation and the French influence on some of the nation’s greatest thinkers by rekindling the Auld Alliance.

This stand-out collaborative artwork working with Groupe LAPS, combines light and music to dynamise the winter season in Edinburgh.




KEYFRAMES is a light installation created by the French design/artist studio Groupe LAPS — six artists and designers with combined expertise and technical know-how who work in film development, light installations, and multimedia applications.

Using LED light tubes, KEYFRAMES consists of multiple static stick figures that, when paired with a soundtrack, flash on and off in a choreographed display that evokes movement. An architectural scale stop-frame animation.




In this installation Groupe LAPS aim to materialize the virtual universe that pervades our modern lives. Inspired by the pioneering photographs of James Clerk Maxwell, David Octavis Hill and Robert Adamson, KEYFRAMES brings the technique of chronophotography to life with the help of new technological tools.

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