This new exhibition at The Barbican celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology since the 1970s
Digital revolution brings together for the first time a range of artists, musicians, filmmakers, architects, designers, and game developers, who are using digital media to push the boundaries of their fields. The show also looks to the future and considers the impact of creative coding, DIY and maker-culture, digital communities and the creative possibilities offered by augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3D printing.
The ‘Sound and Vision’ section of the exhibition looks at how musicians have experimented with digital technology. Pieces include Pyramidi, a new commission by global music artist and entrepreneur will.i.am and Yuri Suzuki which explores the interface between analogue and digital music in a live gallery experience.
Other artists exhibiting include Amon Tobin, Andrew Thomas Huang (Björk), Tabor Robak (Fatima Al Qadiri), Daito Manabe (Squarepusher × Z-MACHINES), Akihiko Taniguchi (Holly Herndon), Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno), James Frost (Radiohead), Esteban Diåcono (Ólafur Arnalds), Scott Snibbe (Björk and Philip Glass) and more.
Digital Revolution is the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever to be staged in the UK. A festival-style exhibition, Digital Revolution takes place across the Barbican with ticketed and non-ticketed elements. It is accompanied by a talks and events programme and a dedicated publication.
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. 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.”
Digital Revolution is open to the public at the Barbican Centre from now until September 14th, for more information see here.