MIRRORCITY, at the Hayward Gallery on London’s Southbank shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the London today who seek to address the dilemmas, realities and consequences of living in a digital age.
Artworks including painting, film and video, sculpture, drawing, sound and performance, the exhibition addresses the effect of digital media on our experiences.
Artists have always created alternative realities, but recently they have been exploring where the digital and the physical space cross over and fold into each other.
The exhibition further explores the question: “What is our current experience of reality and the condition of our existence today?”
The artists penetrate alternative spaces where the imagined, the physical and the virtual meet or mirror each other.
Artists in the exhibition are in full: Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq; Michael Dean; Tim Etchells; Anne Hardy; Susan Hiller; LuckyPDF (James Early, John Hill, Ollie Hogan, Yuri Pattison); Lloyd Corporation (Ali Eisa, Sebastian Lloyd Rees); Helen Marten; Ursula Mayer; Emma McNally; Karen Mirza and Brad Butler; Katrina Palmer; Pil and Galia Kollectiv; Laure Prouvost; Aura Satz; Hannah Sawtell; Lindsay Seers; Tai Shani; Daniel Sinsel; John Stezaker; Volumes Project (Nicola Conibere, Martin Hargreaves and Frank Bock) and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
MIRRORCITY: London Artists on Fiction and Reality is at the Hayward Gallery from October 14, 2014 to January 4, 2015
(image: Anne Hardy – Suite, 2012 © the artist, 2014 Courtesy Maureen Paley, London)