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The London Design Festival at the V&A – 19th to 27th September 2015
The London Design Festival is a nine day festival of contemporary design that celebrates London as the creative capital of the world. As the hub of this annual Festival, the V&A is the first point of call for Festival visitors: the place to meet, pick up information, visit inspiring installations and events, and to enjoy the Festival atmosphere.
As the Festival Hub, the V&A will house a broad range of specially-commissioned installations and displays around the Museum by some of the world’s most exciting designers, as well as a huge programme of events including talks, tours and workshops.
Some of this year’s Festival highlights include:
The Latin(o) American Digital Art Project from the University of Liverpool presents This Too Shall Pass// Affective Cartographies, a multimedia art work developed by their Artist in Residence, Brian Mackern, during his residency in Liverpool in 2014. This Too Shall Pass was developed during the Cities in Dialogue series of interventions, which brought together leading digital artists from across Latin America who each engage with cityscapes. The artwork This Too Shall Pass will be shown across multiple screens, with sound and interactive features for audience intervention.
The Mexican Pavilion: ‘You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well as by Reflection’ by Frida Escobedo. This special project for the John Madejski Garden was commissioned by the V&A and the London Design Festival, with support from the government of Mexico, to celebrate the Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom.
‘Curiosity Cloud’ is an installation by acclaimed Austrian design team mischer’traxler for Champagne Perrier-Jouët. The installation will transform the beautiful space of the V&A’s Norfolk House Music Room (British Galleries, Room 52b), in an exploration of the transience of nature and the Art Nouveau movement.
The V&A Digital Design Weekend 2015 (26th – 27th September) coincides with the London Design Festival, celebrating contemporary digital art and design, including interactive installations, demonstrations of robotics, tinkering and inventive electronics, workshops, family activities and more.
Dr Martin Roth, Director of the V&A said:
“The London Design Festival is a vibrant think tank, which annually presents some of the most interesting contemporary work being created in the world.”
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