Sebastian Kite is an installation artist based in London.
Exploring the intersection of art, architecture and music, his site-specific installations employ light, sound, projection and performance to illustrate new readings of spaces.
Often performative, Kite works with choreographers, composers, filmmakers and fashion designers to create a collaborative practice.
He has exhibited South Kiosk (London), Wanås Konst (Sweden), Sonica Festival (Glasgow), Salone del Mobile (Milan).
Trained as an architect at The Glasgow School of Art and Westminster School of Architecture, Kite graduated in 2010. Since then he founded his own installation agency, Kite & Laslett (2010-13), and has worked as Creative Director at design agency Jotta Studio (2014-17).
Kite has taught at institutions such as The Bartlett UCL and Westminster School of Architecture and in 2015 received the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award.
Beacon is a light installation that transforms the former industrial pipe into a bright symbol for the future UNIT.City of Kyiv. The beacon of light pierces the night sky, performing as a visible marker across the skyline.
Light is known to travel at 299,792,458 metres per second; the sun takes circa 8 minutes to reach the Earth’s surface. Referencing the scienti c discovery of the speed of light, the installation acts in reverse as a transmitter, projecting light back into the stratosphere and beyond into an ever expanding universe. The projection travels into space and the unknown, opening questions of who may receive the message.
UNIT.City Art Prize — international competition in contemporary art – is awarded twice a year. The main objective for the competition is to support the development of the projects at the intersection of innovative technology and art. Сandidates for the UNIT.City ArtPrize are artists, scientists, engineers, architects, designers or artistic and scientific groups.
On June 14th the first UNIT.City Art Prize starts. The idea is in art-transforming the industrial facility. The Winning Prize - 50,000 hryvnias and cover of production expenses on the idea.
Future art installation – The pipe 60 meters high with 8.2 meter diameter. The slope of generatrix outer surface of the barrel is constant and is about 2°. The lower part of the pipe – reinforced concrete, 5 meters height. The outdoor construction is currently the highest one located on the premises of the UNIT.City.
By July 25th, participants have to present their own vision for the art-transformation of the pipe on the territory of UNIT.City. The change will emphasize revitalization of the former industrial zone.The future art object is to combine creative idea and innovative solution.
The winner will be determined by an international jury in August 2017. The project will be implemented by the end of September 2017.