Running from 3 July – 14 September at the Barbican Centre London is Digital Revolution. Showcasing the best of digital work, this is the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity to be seen in the UK with multi-platform work from artists including Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lynn Hershman, Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, Lillian Schwartz, Olia Lialina, Björk, Pauline van Dongen, Studio XO, CuteCircuit, Amon Tobin and Harmonix Music Systems.
This collection of artists, filmmakers musicians and games designers seeks to explore the exciting creative possibilities offered by augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3-D printing. Filmmakers can come to the screenings held throughout to experience the work of Oscar winning visual effects Supervisor Paul Franklin and his team at Double Negative presenting Christopher Nolan’s film Inception as well as visual effects studio Framestore, who will look at their innovative digital techniques on the feature film Gravity which won an Oscar and BAFTA award for best visual effects.
Film screenings include Gravity with an introduction from Framestore’s Tim Webber on 5 July and Inception with a talk from Double Negative on the 26 July about their work on the film and the visual effects involved. This is a chance to gain insight into this rapidly evolving art form and industry.
Neil McConnon, Head of Barbican International Enterprises and project commissioner, said: “Showcasing a new generation of artists, designers, filmmakers and musicians, Digital Revolution celebrates creatives who are pushing artistic boundaries across the arts using digital media. Through a series of gallery based work and public interventions the exhibition, transforming the Barbican into an animated canvas – inspiring digital natives, gamers, movie fans, retro geeks, family groups and art fans alike”.
For more information about the event and the film screenings involved, please go to: http://www.barbican.org.uk/digital-revolution
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