Barbican hosts digital art exhibition

Date Posted: 15/05/2014

Digital Revolution, running at The Barbican Centre in London from 3rd July to 14th September promises an immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and videogames

The exhibition explores and celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology since the 1970s.

It brings together a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, and looks to the future of creative possibilities offered by technologies including augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3-D printing.

The exhibition includes new commissions from artists Umbrellium (Usman Haque and Nitipak 'Dot' Samsen); Universal Everything; global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am; and a collaboration with Google in the form of digital art installations called DevArt.

Neil McConnon, head of Barbican international enterprises and project commissioner said: “Digital Revolution celebrates creatives who are pushing artistic boundaries across the arts using digital media…the exhibition will transform the Barbican into an animated canvas - inspiring digital natives, gamers, movie fans, retro geeks, family groups and art fans alike.”

School trip organisers can claim a discounted ticket rate of £6.25 for Secondary school students and £5 for Primary.

For further school trip information visit www.barbican.org.uk/digital-revolution.

Pictured: Robots of Brixton, 2011 Factory Fifteen Image courtesy Factory Fifteen.

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