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What if books could talk? Go on a treasure hunt across library spaces and discover the imaginary worlds concealed inside books.
Through a series of pop-up books, papercut sets, intimate sound installations and live theatre performances, this immersive show takes you on a storytelling journey through books and explores what happens if you get lost in one.
Each exhibition has its own special one-off RA Late, where you can witness the Royal Academy magically transformed as we host an ever-changing line-up of curated entertainment.
The eclectic programme of RA Lates has included a nine-metre inflatable cosmic installation, themed supper clubs, UV Garden of Eden life-painting, Klezmer dancing, Pollock-inspired paint splattering, gold-leaf makeovers, robotic displays and a cocktail party with “Peggy Guggenheim” – all bringing the world of our exhibitions to life for a unique and unforgettable Saturday night.
Bring your friends, check out an amazing mix of artworks, have a drink and a bite to eat. It’s free to get in, a great atmosphere with a relaxed immersive mix of sound and visuals, hands-on making activities and intriguing discussion all curated exclusively by 18−25 year olds from Tate Collective London.
The original contemporary late night event. Friday Late celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with leading and emerging artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJs and late-night exhibition openings.
The Illuminated River project will transform the capital with a unified kinetic light installation across Central London’s bridges that will connect, celebrate and capture the spirit of the Thames and its diverse communities.
Incorporating 15 bridges, from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge, once complete it will be the longest public art commission in the world at 2.5 miles in length, along 4.5 nautical miles of the River Thames.
Based on a single lighting concept, the artwork on each bridge will capture it’s unique history and identity, and respond to its distinct area of the Thames.
Following an international competition launched in June 2016, and run under OJEU rules with more than 105 submissions, the winning scheme, led by American light artist Leo Villareal (the artist responsible for lighting San Francisco’s Bay Bridge) and the London architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, impressed the jury with their exciting kinetic artwork as well as their respect for the natural environment, local inhabitants and the architectural character and history of the bridges.
After a quick tour of my studio and an introduction to the machines I build and work with, you will choose machines and techniques to draw your own artworks. I will walk you through the bespoke processes I have created to use the machines as creative tools, and together we will bring your ideas to life.
While composing your artwork with the machine, you will also get a chance to experience hands-on other forms of digital art such as virtual reality, real-time generative art and painting with different robots. Finally, I will also give you up-to-date information on new media and digital art which can be seen during your stay in London.
Since the 1960s, artists and programmers have used computers to create prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and digital artworks. This display celebrates 50 years and more of computer-generated art, exploring aspects of chance and control.