Future Shock, a new exhibition has opened including 14 top international artists and collectives working at the bleeding edge of audio-visual technology. Fact and 180 Studios are behind this display, which runs through to August 28.

Currently on display at 180 The Strand in London, cutting-edge digital technology are used to transform the 180 Studios space. This includes generative and interactive algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), 3-D digital mapping, mesmerising laser work, holographic projections, and innovative electronic music. We take a look at some of the underground rooms.

Room 1

Room 2, Caterina Barbieri, Vigil, 2022.

Caterina Barbieri, a groundbreaking Italian electronic artist and pioneer of sound, exhibits her first installation, a multimedia project with Ruben Spini that combines musical, visual, and sculptural elements to create a complete environment and investigate the transformative potential of sound and vision.

Room 3 Weirdcore, Subconscious, 2022.

Aphex Twin’s stunning surround-sound score for Weirdcore’s Subconcious (2022) activates lights that illuminates ribbon sculptures and patterns on the wallpaper around the areas. Weirdcore has a long history of building environments with Aphex Twin for experimental events too. 

Room 4

Room 5 : United Visual Artists, Topologies, 2022

180 Studios commissioned a new version of one of UVA’s most recognisable and captivating installations. Our sense of perspective is altered as a laser cuts through space to produce various geometries, compositions, and divisions within the space. The behaviour of the piece is unexpected and unrepeatable, varying from softly gliding beam states to more pulsating and frenetic movements.

Room 6, Ben Kelly and Scanner, Columns, 2022.

Legendary Hacienda designer Ben Kelly creates a new site-specific mirror version of his installation Columns with a giant interactive LED wall and soundtrack by important electronic musician Scanner, bridging the gap between the real and virtual worlds.

Feel free to visit Future Shock now – details below to book at the 180 The Strand website

Exhibition Dates: 28 April – 28 August 2022
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 7pm
Tickets: Adults: £20 / Concessions £15.