united visual artists illuminates the barbican with momentum
installation images © bethany clark/getty images
courtesy barbican art gallery

 

 

 

 

united visual artists: momentum
the curve, barbican centre
, london
february 13 – june 1, 2014

 

london’s barbican center has commissioned british art and design studio, united visual artists (UVA) to take part in ‘curve art’, a program launched in 2006 to artistically occupy the rounded space behind the cultural institution’s concert hall. in response, the creative team has produced ‘momentum’. the multi-sensory installation immerses the observer in light and sound, turning the corridor into a musical instrument, to which pendulums dance above. as they move, the space is transformed with patterns of light that vary from simple stripes to platonic geometric and floral forms. they play of illuminated areas and shadow creates an ever-evolving atmosphere through which, visitors are invited to linger, taking their time, moving at their own desired pace to the beat of the music.

 

 

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momentum! is an immersive installation in which sounds play and lights dance
the curve, barbican centre
13 february – 1 june 2014
installation images © bethany clark/getty images
courtesy barbican art gallery

 

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sometimes the pendulums move in unexpected ways
the curve, barbican centre
13 february – 1 june 2014
installation images © bethany clark/getty images
courtesy barbican art gallery

 

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horse-shoes of light frame visitors in glowing halos
the curve, barbican centre
13 february – 1 june 2014
installation images © bethany clark/getty images
courtesy barbican art gallery

 

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regular patterns illuminate the 90 meter-long gallery
the curve, barbican centre
13 february – 1 june 2014
installation images © bethany clark/getty images
courtesy barbican art gallery

 

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a series of scalloped rays reveal patrons under a curtain of light
the curve, barbican centre
13 february – 1 june 2014
installation images © bethany clark/getty images
courtesy barbican art gallery

 

 

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the atmosphere of the gallery is continually evolving
the curve, barbican centre
13 february – 1 june 2014
installation images © bethany clark/getty images
courtesy barbican art gallery

 

 


matt clark gives insight into ‘momentum!’
the curve, barbican centre
13 february – 1 june 2014
video by sidd khajuria
courtesy barbican art gallery