Curtain call

Ever wanted to wander through an interactive curtain of crystal cells laced with the artwork of David Shrigley? Well, this slightly surreal proposition will become reality at London’s Roundhouse thanks to an installation due at the venue in the summer created by Ron Arad.

The designer will create an installation for the Roundhouse’s Main Space, forming a curtain of 5 600 silicon rods suspended from an 18m diameter ring. This cylindrical halo will act as a canvas for films, live performances, and according the Roundhouse, audience interaction.

Ron Arad. Photo by J Birch
Ron Arad. Photo by J Birch

As part of the installation Arad has invited his favourite designers and musicians to create work for the installation, including Hussein Chalayan, Matt Collishaw, Javier Mariscal, Babis Alexiadis and Shrigley. We’ve heard through the Twitter grapevine that OK GO and Paul Cocksedge may also me getting involved.

Arad says, ‘Walk in, penetrate, cross the moving images to get inside the cylinder. You’ll be engulfed by images – a captive, but also a creator. It’s amazing what exciting things happen on both sides of the curtain.’

The installation will run from 9-29 August at Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1.

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