Troika, Double Image, 2018
Troika is a London-based studio known for their experimental practice that employs a cross-disciplinary approach, intersecting between sculpture, architecture, and contemporary installation. With a particular interest in perception and spatial experience, many of Troika’s works employ technology and draw inspiration from fundamental scientific, optical and mechanical principles. Exploring the intersection of rational thought and observation, they consider the changing nature of reality and human experience.
Troika is a collaborative contemporary art group formed by Eva Rucki (b. 1976, Germany), Conny Freyer (b. 1976, Germany) and Sebastien Noel (b. 1977, France) in 2003.
Double Image is from the series Borrowed Light, the centerpiece of which was a large-scale installation exhibited at the Barbican Centre, London. The works comprise custom-printed photographic filters whose gradient motifs create an infinite loop of sunrises and sunsets. Troika often applies high and low technology to the use of non-material or ephemeral media such as light, colour or water to frame experience as something fractured and transitory rather than absolute. With this series, Troika continue their research into the ways technology mediates our relationship with reality and how the digital world increasingly reaches out into the physical one. The work takes inspiration from the strange and mysterious intertwined ontology of reality, photography, cinema, virtual and augmented reality, and technologies whose role it is to effectively double, alter, recompose and edit reality and the duration of things in the world.