Inception for Digital Revolution @ Barbican with 59Productions

10 September 2014

I was asked by 59Productions to do a quick project for them and their Digital Revolution installation at the Barbican Centre.

8 Layers of HD Video FX from the Paris bending dream scene were to be scrubbed through and composited together by the users hand using a leap sensor. The installation also had mirrors on top and below the screen to have an extra sense of immersion.

Digital Revolution was the most comprehensive presentation of digital creativity ever to be staged in the UK.

This immersive and interactive exhibition brought together for the first time a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. It also looked 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.

59 Productions led the media design for the exhibition working with a wide range of contributors and artists to create a variety of different pieces, including projection design, interactive pieces, apps and more.

Showcase moments for 59 included the ‘Digital Archeology’ projection wall, a multiscreen piece exploring digital culture highlights of the past 40 years.  59 has also worked closely with the teams from visual effects studios Framestore and Double Negative to realise exciting new installation pieces exploring the ground-breaking work on two iconic (and oscar-winning) films, Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.

Both installations demonstrated how exhibitions must go beyond typical paradigms to showcase the innovation, depth and complexity of the work being done in new digital media, and created rich experiences for visitors that brought them into the world of visual and digital effects like never before.

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