V&A displays Universal Everything video wall

Universal Everything has designed an audio-visual installation that will be unveiled at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum tomorrow.



Universal Everything has designed an audio-visual installation that will be unveiled at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum tomorrow.


Forever is a 4m-high video wall set in the centre of the V&A’s John Madejski Garden. Surrounded by a pool of water, the screen will display a series of abstract images accompanied by a soundtrack of electronic and organic sounds.


A live streamed version of the artwork will be available online, along with downloadable video podcasts.


‘We briefed Universal Everything to create an interactive digital installation that would draw people into the garden from the entrance, but that also had a sound element,’ says Guillaume Olive, curator of contemporary projects at the V&A.


Universal Everything director Matt Pyke says, ‘We responded to the garden itself and related the installation to craft and design, creating a generative piece that gives each visitor a unique experience.’


The museum approached Universal Everything directly, on the strength of the group’s previous work.


Past installations in the V&A’s garden include work by the Campana Brothers last summer and by Jeff Koons in 2006.


Forever will continue until 1 February 2009.

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