THE BARBICAN arts centre has developed a liking for staging events in Hackney.
One of its most popular was the Dalston mirror house two years ago.
Today the process is reversed: a show called Interfaces is going from Hackney Wick to the Barbican.
They are a good mix. “An exhibition fusing physical experience, social media and technology — an urban journey between the Barbican and London’s new creative hub” is how it is described.
Somehow it also calls itself Mnemonic City – a “city of memories” that “explores location and how stories are embedded in urban space”.
Got that? The artists, who are exhibiting video projection installations, photography, paintings, sculpture and performance, go on: “This is a series of inter-related artworks… in which artists have collaboratively explored the geography between Swan Wharf [at Hackney Wick] and Barbican.
“Strolling through this urban landscape, the collective used social media to identify and stories with each other, inspiring a series of multimedia and interactive artworks.”
Still need help? Here is a video: press Mnemonic City.
Interfaces is the first annual showcase from Fish Island Labs, set up by the Barbican, once termed western Europe’s best-funded arts institution, and, the Trampery, a London social enterprise, to help a new generation of talent emerging in technology and the arts.
David Altheer 210815
* Mnemonic City at Interfaces exhibition, Barbican Arts Centre, Silk Street, City EC2Y 8DS, Friday 21 August 2015 (6pm-9pm), Saturday (noon-9pm) Sunday (noon-5pm). Free. Disabled access.
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