Paul and I visited the Mirrorcity exhibition at the Hayward Gallery this evening.
It’s billed as:
MIRRORCITY explores the effect the digital revolution has had on our experiences.
London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.
Honestly I don’t get it. I didn’t understand it. We were both constantly confused and dumbfounded by what was a massive assault on our senses.
As Paul said this was an art show that people who don’t go to art shows, think all art shows are like.
Confused. Unkempt. Noisy. Messy.
The most coherent piece was watching a film about dual experiences of schizophrenia whilst projected onto the inside and traverse of orbs whilst sat inside the bow of an upturned navy vessel.
I kid you not.
One exhibit had us walked down stairs to the fire escape and back again. We missed the 21 minute whale and screaming soundtrack completely.
This is the kind of exhibition that the term juxtapose was created for (GRRRRRR).
Very very very odd.
We stopped for a drink and a bite to eat. Mainly to reacquaint ourselves with the real world. We honestly sat for some time trying to take in what exactly we had seen in the exhibition. Neither of us were very sure.
I am sure some will enjoy Mirrorcity and it did make us laugh but I’m not sure that was the intention of the curator.
Never mind, I had a nice evening with a good friend and took some nice photos of London whilst out and about along the Thames