'Experience art at the boundaries of light, sound and space'.
Seven contemporary artists from around the world come together to present a multi-sensory, transformative experience within the vast new industrial space that is The Beams, in east London's Royal Docks. The exhibition explores our relationship to digital technology, bringing together the analogue, experimental new media, art, science and philosophy to consider how we map the future.
At 55,000 sq feet - this new venue and event space is impressive, encompassing indoor and outdoor areas and billed to host a far-reaching range of large-scale cultural events. This particular show 'Thin Air' brings together seven global artists and collectives, including Studio with Goldsmiths and University of London, to 'explore the boundaries between art and technology. Working with light, atmospherics, sound and experimental new media', the artists have transformed the space.
One of the artists - Robert Henke, is a German computer music artist (b.1969) who develops his own algorithms and instruments as part of his practice, creating computer generated image, noise patterns and high precision lasers. He is known also for developing the music software programme Ableton Live, which changed the way music is created and performed. His work is varied and far-reaching - we recommend looking at his website as it showcases many of the outstanding art and technology projects he has created, from installation, engineering and performance to writing. He is just one of the seven participants and collectives in Thin Air, so there's much to discover and experience.
Opening March 17 – June 4,
adult tickets are £20-£25 with a range of concessionary tickets also available. Get yours here