Barbican has commissioned the multi-disciplinary art and design studio 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. Drawing on physics and digital technology, UVA are turning the Curve into a spatial instrument, installing a sequence of 12 pendulum-like elements throughout the 90metre long gallery to create an evolving composition of light and sound. The pendulums – sometimes moving in unexpected ways – project shadows and planes of light across the 6metre-high walls and curved floor of the space. Visitors are invited to explore the room at their own pace, and their movement through the gallery shapes their individual experience. United Visual Artists: Momentum opens in The Curve on 13 February 2014.

Jane Alison, Head of Visual Arts, Barbican, said, “Combining sophisticated research-led technology with a minimal aesthetic, UVA are known for site specific works of great beauty and clarity, in which the visitor is always an active participant. We are delighted to present Momentum, our first pure light and sound installation in the Curve.”

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