Taking advantage of its boulevard of cultural beacons, the borough of Kensington and Chelsea has announced it will host a Road Show event over the course of the Olympics for a ‘street party’ on Exhibition Road.
An unveiling at The Natural History Museum, revealed the event will be held along the road itself, celebrating its redesigned form led by Dixon Jones Architects, while promoting young artists, thinkers and musicians.
Curated by producer Di Robinson of arts production consultancy Dream, it is being delivered in partnership with the council and the Exhibition Road Cultural group.
Visual artist Katie Paterson has already been commissioned. Her work combines art and science, exploring landscape, space and time through technology, to bring together ‘the commonplace and the cosmic,’ according to organisers.
In a recent piece of work Tomas Libertiny explored the relationship between natural and man-made production systems through a sculpture with living bees.
Libertiny has been engaged for the festival alongside Graeme Miller, a theatre maker, installation specialist, artist and composer.
Everything will be presented through customised trailers staging music, exhibitions, acrobatics, speakers and debates.
The Road Show will take place on Exhibition Road, London, SW7, from 28 July-5 August 2012.