The members of the British collective Troika are Eva Rucki, Conny Freyer and Sebastien Noel. They met during their studies at the Royal College of Art in London, and soon formed an interactive platform and collective practice which works through dialogue, experiment and detailed research. Their careful, experimental way of working leads to insights in the development of concepts where science and philosophy are never far apart. While researching the changing nature of reality and human experience, they continuously move the boundaries of perception, movement, sound and time.
Troika's answer to the 'Future Primitives' theme is a site specific installation that inscribes one architectural space within another; an arcade made of the intangibles of light is implanted into a room on the Buda Island that is defined by strong brick walls, a pitched roof and exposed wooden beams.
The arcade is given shape by a series of 22 pillars of light that are met by a fresnel lens refracting the rays of light that travel through its focal point. On exiting the lens the rays do not simply change direction but continue into a half arch, and contrary to what one would expect, form a structure reminiscent of an arcade. This arcade of light is set within a twilight zone of what is intangible and what is physical, what can be seen and what is seemingly impossible, and offers a pause against the surrounding space while promoting openess rather than closure, subjectivity rather than logic.