CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF SHOWCASING REVOLUTIONARY ART THROUGH NEW MEDIA:
Kinetica Museum has been a leading platform for international new media art for the past ten years. Celebrating this incredible decade from 17th February until 19th February with a superb anniversary show, Kinetica will showcase a series of immersive and dynamic works that challenge perceptions in order to question what is real, perceived or imagined.
Since its first exhibition launched to fabulous reviews at Spitalfields Market ten years ago, Kinetica has become a leading international platform for innovative artists experimenting with new media.
The anniversary show is called ‘The Thin Veil’ and it will feature an experiential exhibition of performative and immersive artworks, along with an events programme featuring a series of mind-blowing holographic performances.
Reality versus virtuality, duality and invisible realms will be explored in a show which will also feature the highly acclaimed light artist Chris Levine, a long-time supporter of Kinetica and a pioneer who works across different media in pursuit of a sensory experience of image and form through the power of light.
Known for his iconic portraits of the Queen, Kate Moss, the Dalai Lama and Grace Jones, among others, as well as for his incredible iy_project light and laser experience, Chris Levine will present one of his popular blipverts, a light installation that places artworks and images in the peripheral view of the beholder – making visuals elusive, fascinating and surprising.
Artists featured alongside Chris Levine are Gregory Barsamian, Ray Lee, Paul Friedlander, Jonty Hurwitz, Tim Lewis, and Stanza, amongst a total of 35 artists from over 10 countries. The show will take place at the revitalised Victorian warehouse of Ugly Duck in Bermondsey.
Gregory Barsamian is known for his three-dimensional animated zeotropic sculptures that probe some of the fundamental dilemmas of human existence while celebrating the potency of dreams. Ray Lee will transport viewers into a parallel universe of cosmic tones and esoteric technology, with an Aladdin’s cave of exquisitely hand-crafted contraptions from his Ethometric Museum. Lee was awarded the British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art prize in 2012.
Paul Friedlander is a light artist and former physicist who made an important discovery of the chaotic properties of spinning string in 1983, and also invented the chromastrobic light – ‘a light that changes colour faster than the human eye can see’.
Jonty Hurwitz is famous for his nano-sculptures, invisible to the human eye and the smallest works of art in the world, created with the magic physics. Tim Lewis pushes the boundaries of imagination, on the other hand, revealing creatures born out of mechanics. Last, but not least, Stanza will be exhibiting a six-foot data sculpture made of transparent Perspex, with one hundred micro-display screens showing data pulsing through the body of the artwork.
A showcase of performance works will be supported by Holotronica’s Stuart Warren Hill, the inventor of Hologauze – a projection system enabling the world’s largest high-resolution indoor holograms. Further exhibits, talks and presentations will explore the possibilities of holographic, virtual and augmented reality technologies as a gateway to changing perceptions.
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