- Culture Mile presents Tunnel Visions: Array a free light and sound installation in Beech Street tunnel, opposite Barbican Underground as part of Barbican OpenFest.
- Created by Tony Award-winning artists 59 Productions and co-produced with the Barbican, with music by composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the tunnel will be transformed for the first time in to an audio-visual performance space.
- Barbican OpenFest returns for a second year welcoming everyone to explore the Barbican and its surrounding streets and Culture Mile venues.
- A weekend of inspiring art and entertainment, Barbican OpenFest will include everything from art exhibitions, music and dance, to free tours, open rehearsals, showcases and workshops in and around the iconic arts and learning centre.
- Highlights at the 2018 Barbican OpenFest include the return of Ballet Black to the Barbican Theatre with evening performances, a drop-in ballet lesson and an open rehearsal. Just Jam also returns, and there will be free workshops for people to attend with Let’s Roll CIC, the Royal Horticultural Society and Turning Earth.
Tunnel Visions: Array
On 17 and 18 March the City of London’s Culture Mile presents Array a free light and sound installation in Beech Street tunnel (opposite Barbican Underground), as part of Barbican OpenFest. For the first time the tunnel will be transformed into an immersive audio-visual performance space, combining cutting-edge projection and sound technology with the Barbican’s distinctive brutalist architecture. The walls and ceiling of the tunnel will become a vast canvas for a newly-commissioned animated digital artwork inspired by composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen’s contemporary classical masterpiece, Karawane, allowing audiences to explore the work aurally, visually and spatially.