Annexe was designed for the Victoria & Albert museum's launch of the ‘REVEAL’ festival, an event marking the opening of the Exhibition Road Quarter and Entrance. The F_T_R were tasked with creating an interactive experience for visitors which explored the theme of ‘What happens when the digital and physical collide?’
As a response, the F_T_R created ‘Annexe’ – a gateway into a new dimension.
Exploring the future of remote touch, Annexe records the exact location and pressure of your hand as you move it across a portal representing a new dimension of time and space. Your touch is simultaneously transported, replicated and felt at another mirrored location within the museum.
In collaboration with V&A Friday Late and Boiler Room, the installation’s pixel-rich interface sat in line with the event's live global link-ups between London, New York and Tokyo. This enabled visitors to extend their physical self and experience new physical connections with other visitors remotely and digitally.