A New Immersive, Multi-Sensory Exhibition Is Coming To The Strand This November

The Strand will welcome an ultra-immersive Ryoji Ikeda exhibition next month.

The innovative Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda is bringing London a brand new installation, and it’s going to be just as immersive and thought-provoking as his former works. The self-titled exhibition will also be his largest in Europe to date, so there’ll be plenty to feast your eyes on. In 2017, he brought a mesmerising floor installation to the studios at 180 The Strand and it consisted of intense strobing lights, known as ‘Test Pattern [№ 12]‘. It was quite the sight to behold and fans have been patiently waiting for another epic exhibition to take place ever since. Well, there is no time like the present! [Featured Image: The Vinyl Factory]

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The upcoming exhibition will also take place at the infamous Strand venue, beginning on November 12. A collaboration between The Vinyl Factory and Fact is bringing this digital universe to life and on show will be some of Ikeda’s most popular works as well as plenty of new mind-bending additions. It promises to take viewers on a sensory journey through the maze-like studio space, making you question perception, time, and space…

Ryoji Ikeda
Photo: The Vinyl Factory

Those attending will get to experience the feeling of entering a black hole (well, as close as you can get through an art installation). You can also look forward to a tunnel of strobe lighting, large speaker sculptures, and a new and improved Test Pattern experience. Ikeda is known for engaging with frequencies and aesthetics that challenge the human ear and mind, so if you feel inspired, overwhelmed and/or completely out of body, that is all part of the process.

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Described as a”multi-sensory exploration of light and sound”, Ryoji Ikeda’s show will definitely be the talk of the town. The installation will be around until February 2021 so there will be plenty of opportunities to indulge in this technological wonderland!

Practical information

Open 10am – 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday. It runs from November 12, 2020 to February 28, 2021.

180 Studios, 180 The Strand, WC2R 1EA. Nearest station is Temple.

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