Martin Sims of Blue Cow has designed and built the "Tricknology" for acclaimed artist Kathryn Smith's "In Camera" exhibition. Kathryn wanted to create "a controlled, immersive
environment" in the gallery. This environment is the home to a unique set of drawings that are sensitive to ultra-violet light.
Martin designed a computer based automation system that takes control of lighting and audio to realise Kathryn's vision. "Reliably switching more than 67 lights through a sequence of nearly 3000 states without any user interaction through the three week duration of the exhibition was quite a challenge" said Martin.
In Camera is at The Goodman Gallery in Parkwood, Johannesburg from 15 September to 6 October 2007.