Zurich, Switzerland
October 2013

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Amplifier is my response to a brief from gallery HELMRINDERKNECHT who represents my work in Europe. I was invited to create a “modern mobile” for the recently opened group show entitled, THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT.

My piece is a one-off and the smallest mobile at the exhibition and is designed around amplifying the shadows of the mobile onto the surrounding architecture. This is my first project that works with shadows and I couldn’t think of better effect than a slowly shifting mobile. The mobile itself is very light weight and delicate Balsa wood and it is suspended inside a very strong uplighting base made of 119 solid aluminium rings. The base protects the mobile from changes in air movement so the mobile needs the heat generated from the light within the base to move. Light and object are connected in a new way leaving a slow shifting pattern to be projected into the interior of an amazing old manor house in central Zurich.

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Perth, Australia
May 2013

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Latitude allows you to position light where you want it. Indirect uplighting, downlighting, spotlighting – any angle is possible. The suspension cable mounts anywhere on the wire structure, creating a flexible light that activates the surrounding space.

Manufactured by Flynn Talbot Studio in Perth, Western Australia.

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Berlin, Germany
February 2011

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X&Y allows the user to touch and control the power of the light. This not only creates a  personal experience of the object but also a very sensory and tactile one. X&Y is an exploration of colour, but more than that, it is about connection – encouraging people through interaction to choose their own desired lighting effect.

The polished brass base houses all of the technology and LED modules, making the hand-blown opal glass sphere free to move in any direction. The sturdy sphere rests on a ring of felt, meaning  the user can roll the globe in any direction to determine the intensity and colour of light.

Warm and cool white tones, along with the full colour spectrum are achievable. The user can select the brightness and direction of the light and then rotate the sphere to choose the desired colour. The object takes its name from the X&Y axes - the horizontal “X” axis controls the colour and the vertical “Y” axis the brightness.

X&Y, the White / Gold edition, is entirely handmade and produced in a strictly limited edition of 8+2AP, each individually signed and numbered. Measurements: ∅ 500×545 mm.

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Frankfurt, Germany
April 2010

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From over 175 international entries, Talbot was selected as the winner of an international design competition to produce a lighting installation for St. Peter’s Church in Frankfurt during the Luminale festival in 2010.

His project was designed to link together the living city and the surrounding cemetery. Talbot’s concept was to create a huge cloud of light rising from the church, evoking a sense of mystery; ultimately creating an experience greater than the power of light alone.

Flowing light and smoke surrounding the church’s skyscape created a very eery and impacting installation.

Horizon in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany
April 2010

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Horizon was selected to be exhibited at the 2010 Luminale festival. This inception of Horizon was the largest to date, measuring 6m wide and 3.5 high. It was custom built to fit the rear wall of the Raum Für Kultur Space, exploring Talbot’s interest in connecting light with surrounding architecture.

Horizon in Frankfurt was extremely accessible, as the public was invited to interact via their mobile devices or iPhone from either inside the gallery during opening hours or from the street when the gallery was closed.

This project for Talbot has always been about interaction and the impact light has on architectural space. Horizon was extremely impressive in Frankfurt, due to the full height glazing of the gallery. It was visible in the centre of Frankfurt from up to 500m away from the gallery space.

Horizon in London

London, UK
September 2009

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Talbot was 1 of 10 designers selected from an international competition run by Dezeen for the first ever Tent Digital exhibition in London.

Horizon was redesigned for the exhibition to be more interactive, granting the audience greater overall control. Wireless touch screen devices were used this time around to offer a more tactile experience to the interactive process.

Horizon in Sydney

Sydney, Australia
July 2009

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Horizon was exhibited as 1 of 26 light installations for the world’s first energy efficient lighting festival, Smart Light Sydney.

This project recreates Talbot’s favourite time of day – twilight – when the sun sets and daylight drops away. The surrounding scenery then darkens, leaving a soft gradient of colour that extends up into the sky.

Horizon captures this moment in time, but reimagines it as an ever changing light show. The audience was then invited to interact with the piece by creating their own individual sky inspired scenes.

This was Horizon’s first inception in a series of exhibitions around the world.