Momentum by UVA

The Barbican commissioned UVA to create an immersive installation.

Multidisciplinary art and design studio, United Visual Artists, have created an immersive installation combining light, sound and movement for the Barbican.

Twelve light and sound emitting pendulums – each with its own light and sound source – cast shadows and project light onto the walls of the space, working with the gallery’s architecture. The hypnotic movement of swinging elements plays with visitors' perception of time and space. According to Matt Clark of UVA, ‘Momentum is programmed to feel natural, like a regular pendulum, but it also reacts really unnaturally. It is the tension between the synthesised and the natural that we were most interested in.’

The installation is housed within the Curve gallery – the free exhibition space that sits at the back of the concert hall – which has proved popular with the public since its opening in 2006.

Momentum runs until 1 June at The Curve, Barbican Centre, London,
Photos Bethany Clark, courtesy of the Barbican 

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