Alongside a host of audiovisual artists and VJs, the production & artistic team GaiaNova and Showskills have created one of the biggest and most ambitious video projection pieces seen in the UK. Using archive footage sourced with the help of the British Film Institute, the display tells the history of the Southbank from the Festival of Britain to the present day.
The building becomes an illuminated canvas, with archive film and cutting edge digital art interlocking with live footage and audience contributions to create a piece that tells the Southbank’s story – its history, its present, and its future. Past and present fuse in a site-specific piece that opens up new possibilities for the future – with the exterior of the building transformed into both a gallery space and an element of the artwork itself.
Artists commissioned or contributing material for this project include the Light Surgeons, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Laborg, D-Fuse, VJ Spetto, Sumit Sarkar, Jules Shapter , Border Line, Showskills and Obsidian Graphics.