Fountain in collaboration with the V&A South Kensington is delighted to present the third in a series of three artist talks exploring light and matter; Liliane Lijn, Susan Collins and UnitedVisualArtists.
United Visual Artists are an art and design practice based in London. Working at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, live performance, moving image and digital installation their practice pushes the boundaries of research, software and engineering. UVA have produced numerous acclaimed responsive light and sound installations and were recently awarded a distinction for their kinetic installation Chorus at the 2010 edition of Prix Arts Electronica.
UVA's work has been exhibited at institutions including the V&A, the Royal Academy of Art, the South Bank Centre, the Wellcome Collection, Opera North Leeds, Durham Cathedral and The British Library. Their artworks have also toured internationally to cities including Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Yamaguchi, Taipei, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Barcelona. UVA also have large scale permanent art works in Toronto and Istanbul. In 2007, UVA's responsive light and sound sculpture Volume won a yellow pencil at the D&AD awards, and featured in the London Design Museum's 'Design of the Year' show in 2008.
Matt Clark, Creative Director and one of the three founding members of UVA, along with co-directors Chris Bird and Ash Nehru will discuss the collectives unique and compelling work, highlighting new fields of exploration which are core to their ethos. Samples of UVA's work can be seen at: www.uva.co.uk
Talks series curated by Keith Whittle in collaboration with V&A South Kensington and in partnership with Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Part of the V&A's Digital Design Drop-in programme.