CLOT Magazine recommends: MAY
The Future Starts Here, Victoria and Albert Museum London, 12 May-4 November 2018
The new major exhibition coming to the V&A Museum (London) this spring 2018. The Future Starts Here explores ground-breaking technologies and designs that are currently in development in studios and laboratories and brings to the general audience more than 100 objects and products that have been in the underground for a while together with the work of artists and designers who have been pioneering speculative scenarios. More info.
(Tomás Saraceno, Aerocene © Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno)
Growing Cultures: An Introduction to BioMaterials, Design Museum London, 5 May 2018
Fungi, composites of food waste and spun materials drawn from algae are just some of the leading innovations being developed by designers, makers and scientists in this area. This half-day workshop will provide an introduction to the world of Biomaterials, through handling sessions, presentations and group discussion. Participants will cover a range of current research and innovative projects spanning emergent material makers to established industrial initiative. More info.
(AlgiKnit. Testing and Experimentation for Bioyarn)
Mira Digital Arts Festival, Funkhaus Berlin, 5 May 2018
MIRA, the digital Arts festival focused on the intersection between electronic music and live visuals from Barcelona is having its second edition in Berlin. Line-up includes: Yves Tumor, Lorenzo Senni, Aisha Devi, Laurel Halo, forest words, Vladimir Ivkovic, Aeomac performing a 4D sound show and a selection of talks moderated by creative director and curator Estela Oliva. More info.
Voices of Sónar+D for ME by Meliá, ME Hotel London, 10 May 2018
Are artists the new interpreters of innovation? With this question as a starting point will take place Voices of Sónar+D for ME by Meliá, An event curated by Sónar+D focusing on the role of artists in innovation processes and how creativity has become a major driving force of the 21st century in broad economic and social sectors. The artist Memo Akten and the director of Somerset House Studios Marie McPartlin will join Sónar+D curator José Luis de Vicente to talk about how creativity and the growing collaboration between art, technology and science modify our present and are able to imagine new future realities. More info.
(Memo Akten, Waves)
ARTISTES & ROBOTS, Grand Palais Galeries Nationales Paris, 5 April – 9 July 2018
This exhibition is an opportunity to experience works of art produced with the help of increasingly sophisticated robots. Featuring works by artist like Nam June Paik, Iannis Xennakis, Ryoji Ikeda, Sommerer and Mignonneau, ORLAN, Stelarc, Memo Akten and Daft Punk, it offers a gateway to an immersive and interactive digital world – an augmented body sensory experience that subverts our notions of space and time. In an ever more robotic society, these artists explore new technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, which is potentially revolutionising human lives and even the conditions in which artworks are produced, presented, disseminated, conserved and received. More info.
(ORLAN & The ORLANOIDE)
Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier, Design Museum London, 10 May – 7 October 2018
Conceived and co-curated with Monsieur Alaïa before his death in November 2017, the exhibition charts his incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body. Rather than a retrospective, the show interlaces stories of his life and career alongside personally selected garments, ranging from the rare to the iconic and spanning the early 1980s to his most recent collection in 2017. More info.
Ø.17 at Corsica Studios London, 16th May
The party organised by legend producer Kode9 that is becoming a reference for estranged London midweek nights. Always a class line-up, returns another month this time with Visible Cloaks, Proc Fiskal, Flora Yin-Wong and installation by Mike Tyka. More info.
And a couple of things on our playlist:
Lucrecia Dalt – Anticlines, RVNG Int 2018 (info)
Hypoxia – Division of Trust and Bana Haffar – Matiere, Make Noise Records 2018 (info)
V/A- Nervous System, Alien Jams 2018 (info)
By CLOT Magazine Editors (Twitter @clotmagazine)