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Light Echoes. 2014


Footprints of Light is an experimental short film that captures the interplay of light and movement as dancer Naomi Weijand performs with Light Echoes at Barbican’s Curve Gallery.

Part of an ongoing series of artworks that cover film, photography and installations, Light Echoes paints traces of light onto physical spaces. The project is a collaboration with Aaron Koblin and began in response to Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project – specifically to the idea of a train traveling across the United States.

In this site-specific commission for the Curve Gallery, a laser paints the walls and floor from a track on the ceiling, while viewers follow, leaving their shadow as a unique trace in the process. Each pass is captured by long exposure time-lapse photography and compiled into a growing animation which is revealed at opposite end of the gallery and will be the subject of a second film to accompany the series.



Footprints of Light. 2015


Footprints of Light is an experimental short film that captures the interplay of light and movement as dancer Naomi Weijand performs with Light Echoes at Barbican’s Curve Gallery.

Part of an ongoing series of artworks that cover film, photography and installations, Light Echoes paints traces of light onto physical spaces. The project is a collaboration with Aaron Koblin and began in response to Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project – specifically to the idea of a train traveling across the United States.

In this site-specific commission for the Curve Gallery, a laser paints the walls and floor from a track on the ceiling, while viewers follow, leaving their shadow as a unique trace in the process. Each pass is captured by long exposure time-lapse photography and compiled into a growing animation which is revealed at opposite end of the gallery and will be the subject of a second film to accompany the series.


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Endec. 2017


Endec is a site-specific installation and photographic series which explores notions of control and freedom through our relationship with technology.

In the main gallery space a new series of photographic prints featuring a female figure partially submerged, yet fully coated in a marbled, milky-white fluid. Swirls of black dye ripple around her and her beautifully captivating form simultaneously controls and is controlled by the motion of the pool. This symbiosis of struggle and accord between the figure and the liquid allows the creative process to shape the unexpected outcome of each ‘canvas’. Overlaid text on one image highlights this contemporary, sociotechnical conundrum whereby control is an illusion, and illusion is control. Instances of both struggle and unison are captured, begging the elevated question of the individual’s autonomy in relation to advancing technology.

Endec marks the first installment of a two-part exhibition with an eponymously titled short film deriving inspiration from the installation and photographic series to follow.


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Ben Tricklebank

United States


Ben Tricklebank is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes film, photography and installation, with a focus on finding innovative ways to engage with audiences. Recent projects include interactive installation ‘Light Echoes’, at the Barbican Centre’s Curve made in collaboration with visual artist Aaron Koblin, as part of “Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening – A project by Doug Aitken”, and ‘Clouds Over Cuba’ an interactive documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, awarded multiple awards including an Emmy, a One Show Gold, a D&AD Yellow Pencil, 11 Cannes Lions 2 Gold ADC Awards, and a Gold Clio.


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