Digital Revolution is the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever to be staged in the UK.
This immersive and interactive exhibition brings together for the first time a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. It also looks at the dynamic developments in the areas of creative coding and DIY culture and the exciting creative possibilities offered by augmented reality, artificial intelligence, wearable technologies and 3-D printing.
The exhibition includes new commissions from artists Umbrellium (Usman Haque and Nitipak ‘Dot’ Samsen) and Universal Everything; musician and entertainer will.i.am, Dev/Art, a major new collaboration with Google exploring creative coding. The show also features work by Oscar-winning VFX Supervisor Paul Franklin and his team at Double Negative for Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking film Inception; artists and performers including Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Chris Milk, Aaron Koblin, Fred Deakin & Company, Amon Tobin and Philip Glass; and game developers including Harmonix Music Systems (Dance Central).
Digital Revolution comprises immersive and interactive art works alongside exhibition-based displays. Usman Haque and Dot Samsen from Umbrellium, known for their large scale mass participatory interactive outdoor events, are producing their first artwork for an indoor space, Assemblance. This immersive experience takes over the Pit, creating a three-dimensional light field in which people can shape, manipulate and interact with luminous forms, blurring the distinction between the physical and the virtual.