5th September 2012 – 13th January 2013
The future of memory is intelligently explored in this Swarovski-sponsored exhibition, which addresses and raises questions about the changing nature of our relationship with time and objects.
15 artists and designers look at how we might regain the lost connection we have with tangible things, whilst also contributing admirably to the further developments of interactive, light and digital art. It wasn’t going to take very long for these art forms to become a prominent focus of the bigwig institutions and now – we’re pleased to say – they’re all at it.
Artists commissioned include Ron Arad, Random International, Arik Levy, Troika, Paul Cocksedge, Hye-Yeon Park, Philippe Malouin, Hilda Hellstrom, Marcus Tremonto, Yves Behar, Maarten Baas, Beta Tank, AntonAlvarez, Semiconductor and Fredrikson Stallard.
Troika say of their own work: “In an age of endless digital image reproduction and available storage, ‘Hardcoded Memory’ reflects on the declining need to remember; and the increasing opportunity to forget.”
Wonderfully put, Troika.
Look out for:
Troika – whose installation projects old photographs through crystal lenses.
Paul Cocksedge – who has created a 3D environment with crystals
Semiconductor – whose animation depicts crystals organically growing whilst frequently changing colour.
‘Digital Crystal: Memory in the Digital Age’
Design Museum 28 Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD
Opening hours: daily 11am – 7.30pm
Images from computerarts.co.uk