The Store X The Vinyl Factory ‘Other Spaces’ with United Visual Artists @ 180 The Strand

I managed to catch this exhibition on the last day that it was showing at the 180 Strand space, and I was really glad I did. United Visual Artists are a collective I have admired for a while and their work is always as mesmerizing as it is thought provoking.

The show comprised of three immersive a/v experiences, each quite different to the next, but with a connecting thread of light and dark and sound that completely enveloped you. The first exhibit, Our Time, felt eerily like a favourite game of mine, Inside by the studio Playdead, I would love to find out if they were inspired by it.

Details from the Vinyl Factory website:  

Our Time
Featuring newly composed music by Mira Calix, Our Time is a site-specific evolution of the UVA’s 2013 commission for the Barbican called Momentum. The installation features kinetic structures swinging in and out of phase, while light and sound is projected throughout.
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point is an immersive laser installation that uses perspective as a way to reshape and redefine a space. Inspired by Renaissance drawings by Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo Da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer, it features beams of white light that are projected into the space from an invisible vanishing point.
The Great Animal Orchestra
Making its UK premiere, The Great Animal Orchestra – presented in collaboration with Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris – is a soundscape of animal recordings, captured in their natural habitats around the world by seminal bioacoustician Bernie Krause. UVA have imagined an accompanying visuals featuring colourful abstract spectrogram landscapes of the environments where the animals live.