London / Birmingham, 2018
Beholder continues UVA’s investigations into time perception and the relativity of our experiences. It centres around the wonder of everyday phenomena as seen through autistic perspectives, inviting us to re-evaluate our perception of beauty.
“My son Oliver is profoundly autistic, he has never been able to communicate with words and sees the world in a very different way to that of a neurotypical person. When BOM gallery invited UVA to make a work using VR and in collaboration with high functioning autistic artists, I felt compelled to embrace the idea and hopefully raise awareness about the condition. Rather than focus on the negative aspects of autism, Beholder is a work that celebrates some of the fascinating aspects of the neurodivergent perception.”
— Matt Clark, Founder of UVA
Beholder was commissioned by BOM. It was on display at V&A Museum in September 2018 and at Birmingham Open Media gallery from October 4 to December 8 2018.