Young creatives

Design Yourself

Throughout 2019 eight of our young creatives and artist Antonio Roberts will create work that responds to our season, Life Rewired

What does it mean to be human?       
Can technology be used to replicate the pheromone communication of ant colonies?                
Can we use technology to mimic the camouflage abilities of chameleons?                    
Can movement be used as a language, similar to the waggle dance of honey bees?        

Inspired by Life Rewired, a collection of young creatives from our Barbican Young Creatives and BA Performance and Creative Enterprise will respond to these questions to explore what it means to be human when technology is changing everything.

Mentored by visual artist Antonio Roberts and in collaboration with four guest artists, the group will create new digital work that explores how scientific and technological advances could allow artists to become ‘more human’ by heightening our natural and creative instincts.  As a group they will explore technological impact on sound, movement, language and aesthetics and share their findings through new imaginative works. 

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Design Yourself: What is Human?

In the second workshop of our Life Rewired inspired Design Yourself project, our young creatives worked with artist Laurie Ramsell who led a practical workshop exploring the concept of ‘human’. 

Part of Life Rewired

A season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything

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