Thursday 23 May 6 - 9PM
Friday 24 May 12 - 6PM
Saturday 25 May 12 - 6PM
Sunday 26 May 12 - 6PM
An immersive site specific installation, inspired by the first black hole photo captured by Event Horizon Telescope in April 2019 ,the beam of light which managed to escape the gravity force of the Black Hole from the M87 galaxy.
The installation is making use of the unique corridor-like shape of the Lumen gallery to recreate the effect of looking throughout the lense of the telescope. With the use of conductive thread, lenses, counterweights and a light source, we aim to create projections and immerse the visitors in the experience of escaping an intangible force as gravity and explore the material presence of light inside the tunnel.
Greek-British designer researcher and maker, with focus on narrative-based physical interactive work. She has shown work in a number of institutions including Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the V&A in London. Passionate about critical discourses on the role of design in museums, she has organised and directed exhibitions and discussion groups including the Expanded Museum at the RCA and Design Discussions in UAL.
Currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Arts with running collaborations with a series of creative and scientific organisations such as: Studio Tomas Saraceno, Aerocene Foundation, ESPCI and UCLA.
Marika Grasso is a material researcher, her practice investigates between the haptic and the mind perception of materials. With the use of a Polaroid camera, digital embroidery and gold leaf, she looks into the intangible elements, such as light and perception to create a tactile vocabulary.
Last year she graduated in Textile design Mixed Media at the Royal College of Art, and since then she showed her work at the London Design Week 2018, she was finalist for the Hand and Lock Wilcom prize. Currently she is Artist ally for the Alterier shop with the NoMind project inspired by the Kintsugi philosophy.