Barbican Art Gallery has commissioned United Visual Artists to create a new work for The Curve. Coinciding with their 10th anniversary, UVA present Momentum: an immersive installation that combines light, sound and movement to make the visitor distrust their senses.
Our internal model of time, movement, mass and space is based on a lifetime of experience, perhaps even genetically encoded. What happens when we build a new model? What happens when we bend the rules?
Open Sat–Wed: 11am – 8pm, Thu and Fri: 11am – 9pm, Bank holidays: 12pm – 8pm
This weekend, United Visual Artists’ artwork Passage will be officially launched. UVA collaborated with Mira Calix to create a permanent installation in the Combe Down tunnel near the city of Bath. The former railway tunnel, now redeveloped by Sustrans as part the Two Tunnels Greenway, is part of a cycle route connecting Milford and Bath Queen Square.
19 July 2013 – 12:00pm
Devonshire Tunnel Entrance
Bloomfield Road Open Space, Bear Flat, Bath, BA2 2AD
Link: Passage official launch
Link: Route to the Two Tunnels Greenway
For Manchester International Festival (4-7 and 10-13 July) a collaboration between United Visual Artists, Robert Del Naja, Massive Attack and Adam Curtis will form the central commission.
The show will then tour to Ruhrtriennale (29-31 August) and Park Avenue Armory (28-30 September & 2-4 October).
This will be the 10th year UVA collaborate with Robert Del Naja and Massive Attack.
On the evening of 26th June, UVA, in collaboration with My Beautiful City will transform Sou Fujimoto’s summer pavilion at London’s Serpentine Gallery, bringing the cloud-like structure to life with an electrical storm.
Their performative installation aims to make the architecture “breathe”, awakening a character and energy, seemingly from within. For this piece UVA reference their past works which, similar to Fujimoto’s, rely on geometric foundations and interests.
UVA is proud to present a new work at the upcoming Lumen Ray exhibition of Jerome Zodo Contemporary Gallery.
The show opens on Tuesday 12th February 2013 at 18:00 in the Gallery at Via Lambro 7.
UVA is pleased to present an exclusive short film, produced in collaboration with VANDEYK Contemporary Cycles for NOWNESS.
The film was made using the first production prototype of their newest bicycle.
Watch it on nowness.com.
This Autumn UVA will be presenting Always/Never, a new work that explores time and our experience of its passing. Exhibited from 14 Sept – 28 Oct as part of Let There Be Light at Gazelli Art House, the sculpture employs projected geometric patterns of light and shade, like a complex sundial.
Always/Never demonstrates how passing units of time are somewhat artificial and highly relative. The viewer’s perception of time is subtly altered by a different system of time measurement to what they have previously encountered.
For more details about the exhibition visit www.gazelliarthouse.com
UVA’s latest installation Floating Point will be on public view at Aske Gardens, Hackney from dusk -10pm between 20-24 August.
The installation invites participants to enjoy a sense of motion and levity, whilst creating a spectacle of light and sound for the audience. Floating Point is effectively a musical instrument, with the movement of the performers determining how it is played. By working together, each group of participants generates a unique soundscape for the park.
UVA join artists including Jenny Sabin and Ernesto Neto as part the ‘Flyknit Collective’, an international programme of exhibitions and events curated by Neville Wakefield with the generous support of Nike.
UVA’s High Arctic is nominated for the 2012 Design of the Year Award.
This is the third time UVA has been selected for the longlist in the awards’ five year history.
The Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most ground-breaking work in design of all kinds from around the world falls into seven categories: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport.
High Arctic will be represented amongst the other nominees at the Design of the Year 2012 exhibition at the Design Museum from 8 February until 15 July.
UVA will be making appearances at events across the world this Spring. Beginning close to home, UVA will be speaking at pervasive media studio in Bristol and at Made North festival in Liverpool on 21 February.
Further afield, UVA’s founders will be travelling to the Design Indaba conference in South Africa from 29 Feb – 2 March.
Shortly afterwards, UVA will be speaking at Offset festival in Dublin, Ireland on 11 March and Resonate in Belgrade, Serbia from 16-19 March.
Tickets can be purchased from event websites.