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A Latent Reality

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A showcase of six artists exploring the intersection of art and technology through installations, ambisonic sound, video and performance

Barbican and The Trampery bring you cutting-edge pieces from emerging artists who took part in alt.barbican, an artistic development programme specially for those working at the intersection of art, technology and entrepreneurship. 

The works shown explore the ways digital tools can reveal hidden, or latent mechanisms in our perceived reality, using innovative artistic formats and ask how we might use this knowledge to challenge our perceptions and everyday experiences.

Artists form alt.barbican include:

  • Dries Depoorter
  • Henry Driver
  • Magz Hall
  • Jasmine Johnson
  • Ling Tan

Read more about them below. 

They will be joined by Canadian artist Lucas Paris for this one-night only showcase event. An emerging artist in digital arts and electronic music, Paris has built digital instruments for more than 10 years in the pursuit of sculpting and engineering intangible sound and light in real time. 

Tagged with: Theatre & dance

alt.MUTEK accelerator programme ran in conjunction with alt.barbican to support one Montréal-based artist working in digital technology and new media. Lucas Paris was awarded the place on the programme which included a commissioning budget and mentorship from Concordia University’s Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, as well as showcase opportunities alongside the alt.barbican artists at MUTEK and the Barbican Centre.

alt.barbican is delivered by the Barbican and The Trampery; in partnership with the British Council, MUTEK and National Theatre; and supported by Arts Council England.

alt.MUTEK is supported by the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal as part of the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal.


Image credit: VideoCube, Henry Driver

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