The Curve at London’s Barbican Centre has a new multi-sensory installation that is set to rival the success of the fantastic Rain Room in 2012. Barbican has commissioned the multi-disciplinary art and design studio United Visual Artists (UVA) to create Momentum, an immersive installation that combines light, sound and movement. Coinciding with UVA’s 10th anniversary, the new work draws upon physics and digital technology, by turning the rounded space behind the Barbican’s concert hall into a spatial instrument, installing a sequence of pendulum-like elements throughout the 90metre long gallery to create an evolving composition of light and sound.

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The pendulums– sometimes moving in unexpected ways – project shadows and planes of light across the 6metre-high walls and curved floor of the space. Visitors are invited to explore the room at their own pace, and their movement through the gallery shapes their individual experience.

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United Visual Artists Momentum runs at Barbican Centre’s The Curve until 1 June 2014. Admission free
Images courtesy of Barbican Centre