Universal Everything explores digital life in motion with Lifeforms
180 Studios presents a major new exhibition from digital art collective, Universal Everything at 180 The
Strandopening on October 12, 2022.
Inspired by decades of visual culture and futurists’ attempts to depict the body in motion, the digital art collective all universal will present Life formtheir largest UK solo exhibition to date, at 180 studiospopulating a sprawling network of underground spaces at the heart of 180 Strand with an extensive collection of forward-looking moving image artwork. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, Universal Everything is able to create moving digital life and explore a wide range of human behavior and natural phenomena, from evolution, parades and crowd dynamics to the diversity of the ecosystem of our planet. For many featured works, Universal Everything uses generative systems that evolve and change over time and audience interaction, meaning no one who experiences Lifeforms will see the same show twice.
Presented and commissioned by 180 Studios, the exhibition will bring together 14 individual ‘lifeforms’, which will exist in distinct spaces or ‘habitats’ created by Ab Rogers Design. Lifeforms also includes the world premiere of new works by Universal Everything Primordial, Maison Autonome and Into the Sun. Universal Everything’s work was first featured at 180 Studios as part of LUX: New Wave of Contemporary Art in 2020 with a revamp of Transfiguration, which will be included in Lifeforms. The studio has also exhibited in cultural institutions such as the ZKM, the Barbican, the V&A, La Gaite Lyrique and the Science Museum.
Universal All: Life Forms
180 The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA
October 12 – December 18, 2022
11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday
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