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Cool Art x Tech Stuff To Do In London Over The Next Week

 1. Zaha Hadid paintings at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Four of Zaha Hadid’s abstract paintings have been used to create animated virtual reality environments for an exhibition of her early work at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.  The Serpentine Galleries collaborated with the VR department at Zaha Hadid Architects and Google Arts and Culture to create the virtual reality experiences.  Working with digital production agency Novelab to translate the abstract artworks into 360-degree virtual environments, which visitors can view using an HTCV live headset.  You’ll have hurry though as the exhibition closes on the 12th February!

Zaha Hadid paintings

Zaha Hadid paintings

2.  Robots Exhibition at the Science Museum
 From the dawn of mechanised human forms to cutting-edge technology fresh from the lab, Robots reveals the astonishing 500-year quest to make machines human.  Focusing on why they exist rather than on how they work, the exhibition explores the ways robots mirror humanity and the insights they offer into our ambitions, desires and position in a rapidly changing world.  Opens at the Science Museum on the  8th February to 3rd September 2017

robots science museum

robots science museum

3.  Fear and Love at the Design Museum

Fear and Love Reactions to a Complex World exhibition at the Design Museum, presents eleven new installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects.works explore a spectrum of issues that define our time, include themes around, networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads. Open until the 23rd  April 2017  #FearandLove

fear and love design museum

fear and love design museum

4. HYUNDAI COMMISSION: PHILIPPE PARRENO: ANYWHEN at Tate Modern

Anywhen is a site-specific exhibition that changes throughout the day and that will evolve throughout its residency. The exhibition is a moving automaton which guides the public through a constantly changing play of moving elements, light configurations and sound environments. Parreno states that ‘the exhibition is a construction of situations or sequences in a non-linear narrative’.

The commission responds to the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, an open space connected to the city itself.  Parreno combines aspects of chance and control: the sequences of events are triggered by software which is informed by micro-organisms. These react to and activate elements of the commission through a bioreactor visible at the far end of the Turbine Hall.

Prepare to have your senses activated and stimulated by a spectacular choreography of acoustics, sound lighting, flying objects and film, each connected to the other and playing their part in a far bigger score. Tate’s Turbine Hall becomes a universe of inter-related and connected events and parallel realities. Events will unfold anywhen. The exhibition runs until the 2nd April 2017 see more details here

tate modern anywhen

tate modern anywhen

5. Jennifer Walshe: Sound Salon with Michael Waugh at Somerset House Studios

Following the success of the first edition of her Sound Salon series in January, Somerset House Studios Associate Artist Jennifer Walshe returns to discuss music, sound, the internet and digital technologies with specially invited guest, Dr Michael Waugh.  Somerset House Studios New Wing,  Wed. 15th Feb.19.00-21.00 (on monthly till May 2017) book tickets here

The idea of the ‘Post-Internet’ has mostly been associated with a specific aesthetic of irony and kitsch. In his research, Dr Michael Waugh expands the term to reflect on contemporary identity in a world of where the relationship between young people and digital networks are increasingly intertwined. Analysing contemporary musical production, representation and distribution, he resituates ‘Post-Internet’ as a broader concept that embodies the lives of people operating on/offline simultaneously.

Jennifer Walshe somerset house

Jennifer Walshe somerset house

posted February 9, 2017 by Jules Hancock