Future Shock at 180 The Strand

What’s Hot | 27th May 2022 | 4min read

Ever wondered what it was like to enter a new dimension? Travel through time? Or simply experience a sensory treat?

We discovered something that might be up you street (or galaxy). Brace yourself for Future Shock!

Happening at 180 The Strand, this out-of-this world exhibition will blur the boundaries between physical and virtual.

Expect 180 Studios to be transformed into subterranean spaces through awe-inspiring and cutting-edge digital tech.

Art meets generative and interactive algorithms, AI, 3D digital mapping, spellbinding laser work, holographic projections and epic electronic music in this immersive experience.

This futuristic exhibition will feature a line-up of pioneering artists at the apex of sound and vision who are reimagining space.

Witness the works of the following artists:

Ryoichi Kurokawa: A Berlin-based Japanese artist whose works take on multiple forms such as installation works, recordings, and concert pieces. His works have been featured at Barbican Centre, TATE Modern, Centre Pompidou, Venice Biennale, and more.

UVA: Also known as United Visual Artists, this London-based collective founded in 2003 by Matt Clark specialise in integrating new technologies with traditional media such as sculpture, performance and site-specific installation.

Caterina Barbieri and Ruben Spini: Caterina Barbieri is a composer and musician who explores themes related to AI and object-oriented perception in sound. She collaborates with artist Ruben Spini, whose works touch on the theme of perception developed in the tradition of religious poetry and information theory.

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Lawrence Lek: A London-based simulation artist known for his ongoing series of CGI films, soundtracks and virtual worlds, often set within a Sinofuturist universe.

Actual Objects: An experimental collective based in Los Angeles, Actual Objects is a creative studio probing emerging digital spaces, metaverses and the role technology plays in shaping perception, aesthetics and emotion.

GENER8ION: GENER8ION is new project from French filmmaker Romain Gavras and electronic producer Surkin. Set in 2034, GENER8ION’s triptych film installation is a tale of the future with a lowercase ‘f’, a future that contains moments that uncannily look like the present.

Weirdcore: Inventing boundary-pushing interfaces between sound and vision, Weirdcore is one of the UK’s leading audiovisual artists. For Future Shock, they will take you through an abstract journey into the inner mind, with its myriad of potential pathways.

Gaika: Multidisciplinary London-based artist and musician Gaika reflects upon AI ethics, horror, labour and theology in an architectural study comprising of film, sound and sculpture.

Nonotak: Distorting the relationship between space and time, French/Japanese duo NONOTAK’s Daydream interweaves connections between virtual and physical space, immersing the audience in a contemplative audiovisual experience.

Ben Kelly: Legendary Hacienda designer Ben Kelly bridges the physical and virtual with a new site-specific mirrored version of his installation Columns with large scale interactive LED wall and soundtrack by influential electronic musician Scanner.

Hamill Industries: A creative studio based in Barcelona, Hamill Industries’ Pablo Barqu n and Anna Diaz marry computerised, robotic and video techniques to create pioneering experiences at the forefront of technology.

Ib Kamara: The Sierra Leone born and London-based Kamara invites us into his surreal world of girls dressed in the fashions of El Tayeb, a master of craftsmanship.

Ibby Njoya: British-Cameroonian artist Ibby Njoya’s first forays into the realm of digital art with his installation, Mustafa, named after his late father, a sculptor, whom he credits for his dedicated interest in African artefacts. 

object blue and Natalia Podgorska: Electronic musician object blue and creative collaborator Natalia Podgorska draw from their interests in the metaverse, club music and creative freedom to produce an installation that imagines a world in which simulation theory is real.

Future Shock will run until the 28th of August, 2022. Here are the opening times:
Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday : 11am – 7pm
Saturday : 11am – 7pm
Sunday : 10am – 6pm

General admission tickets are priced between £10-15 and Concession tickets are priced between £5-10. Please note that peak pricing will be in effect on weekends.

Entry is via pre-booked ticket only. You can book here.

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