David Hockney launches immersive experience at new art venue in London

David Hockney is set to launch an immersive experience that will give visitors the opportunity to interact with audio and visual elements to follow a journey through his art.

his performance, created by the 85-year-old Bradford-born artist, will premiere early next year at Lightroom, a new four-story venue in King’s Cross, London.

The show, David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (Not Smaller & Beyond), will use virtual reality with immersive audio and visual techniques to guide visitors into Hockney’s world, showcasing a Some of the artist’s most recognizable paintings besides rare works and some newly created works. Work.


David Hockney Bigger and Nearer (not smaller and farther away) (David Hockney/PA)

Hockney will reveal his artistic process using a cycle of six themed chapters, with music specially composed by American composer Nico Muhly and commentary by Hockney himself.

Through the use of virtual reality, visitors will watch Hockney experiment with perspective, use photography as a way of “drawing with the camera”, capturing the passage of time in his Polaroid collage and the joy of spring with iPad.

Speaking on the soundtrack that concert visitors will hear, Hockney said: “The world is very, very beautiful if you look at it, but most people don’t look at it very much.

“They sweep the ground in front of them so they can walk, they don’t really see things too clearly, with high intensity. I do.”

Program director Mark Grimmer, of design studio 59 Productions, said: “We worked with David to put together the large-scale projected visuals, animations, archival interviews and book sets. own as well as commissioned scores to create a new kind of show that brings a lot of value to Hockney’s stage design as well as his painting, drawing and photography.

“It has been exciting to work with David over the past three years and we hope the show introduces a whole new audience to his art.”


Installation Spring Comes by David Hockney in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, 2011 (211) (David Hockney/Pompidou Collection, Paris/PA)

After three years of collaborating on the project, Hockney and the creators of Lightroom will launch the program, which is scheduled to be the first in the category of original programs, on January 25.

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Sir Nicholas Hytner, executive producer of the show, said: “What’s exciting about this show is how authentic it is about Hockney.

“Listening to his voice in this incredible new space while seeing his artworks spread around four walls will be both an experience and a lesson.

“It shows just how effective this medium will be for the other creators and artists with whom we’ll be working on new and original Lightroom programs in the years to come.”

David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (Not Smaller & Beyond) will initially run from January 25 to April 23 at the Lightroom in King’s Cross.

Tickets are on sale right now.

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