The combined forces of nature and human creativity take centre stage with the return of the Barbican Weekender. Natural Circuits celebrates the influence of digital technology on the arts, offering two packed days of free workshops, performances and interactive installations for anyone eager to try something new.
Witness Tweet Poetry dialogues across the foyers as they evolve and inform circuits of language in Claire Collison’s workshops, or discover new names and influence new languages as Black Country Atelier’s gorgeous lasercut forest grows inside the Barbican. Join MzTEK’s Beatbox T-Shirt to hack and embed devices into garments, so at the touch of fabric button they can talk, while budding musicians can create and add their own sound to an evolving piece of digital music with Off Modern’s Build a Band. Become an electrostatic force in danceroom Spectroscopy, discovering hidden memories with Hidden Fields’ out of body experience.
Step into The World of Hugh Hughes to put your feet up, hear some stories and return to your childhood in his family living room. Explore the online relics of Hugh’s childhood and help to generate a digital museum of memories, inspired by Hugh’s past and your own.
This Barbican Weekender, you become the conduit of creativity between the real and digital worlds. Natural Circuits promises to be a weekend where anything can happen. And when it does, you can be sure there will be a tweet about it. So go to watch, listen, discover, perform, speak and tweet.