Lumen Prize: Adventures in Digital Art

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Contains Art, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ

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Saturday 14 July 2018 – Sunday 12 August 2018
Private View: 6pm-8pm Friday 13th July. Container Conversation: 6pm Friday 3rd August
Opening Hours: 11am-4pm Wed-Sun & daily during holidays


Private View: Lumen Prize
6pm-8pm Friday 13th July


Container Conversation: Lumen Prize
6pm Friday 3rd August
Booking essential

Lumen Prize: Adventures in Digital Art uses the latest technology to enable us to see the world differently. The Lumen Prize is awarded annually and celebrates the very best art being created with technology today through a global competition, exhibitions and events worldwide.

This exhibition, specially curated for Contains Art, features interactive and immersive digital artworks by three international artists previously selected for The Lumen Prize. These works explore what is social and collaborative about digital, celebrating the value of such experiences.

American artist Biwei Niu was a 2017 Lumen Prize finalist with her Evolution of Rhythm. The piece is an interactive touch-based installation about Qi, a principle that forms the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine. In the work, abstract and organic graphics are projected onto a large vertical frame covered with white fabric. By touching the fabric surface people make waves, or push the imagery around.

MOC by Lab 212 from France was a 2015 Lumen Prize finalist. It explores the relationship between sound and image through simple interactions. An imaginary landscape passes before the viewer, who, by whistling into a microphone, can make trees grow and evolve in real time based on the sound produced.

Hyperplanes of Simultaneity by Italian artists Fabio Giampietro and Alessio de Vecchi was the 2016 Lumen Prize Gold Winner. The work combines the tradition of painting with innovative Virtual Reality (VR) technologies. The viewer is presented at first with a large-scale urban canvas, but has their experience of it transformed by seeing the work through a VR headset.


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