The Victoria and Albert's storming Late Night series is a much anticipated monthly event: every last Friday of the month sees the museum being taken over by specially invited organisations who use the space and sometimes the existing exhibitions for their own creative business. One memorable Late Night saw the whole ground floor covered in wool - loops of yarn were draped over statues pilfered from abroad and the textiles exhibits seemed to bleed through their glass cases and onto the floors and walls as the Cast Off crew rocked out the place with their knitting and live band. Yes, people went in their hundreds to the V and A, late on a Friday night, to knit.
This month's offering is no less esoteric or exciting: digital media darlings onedotzero have been invited to take care of things this evening. Within the event they are calling Transvision, over 20 creatives have been invited to take part.
...across motion graphics, music videos, short films, interaction design, live audio-visual performances, music, and architecture, featured artists will include airside, hi-res!, trevor jackson, allofus, the light surgeons, d-fuse, intro, jason bruges, neutral, peepshow, phillip o' dwyer, pre-loaded, sennep, tank.tv, universal everything, usman haques, and united visual artists
Artists will show new work and promote current creative practice within this uniquely artistic setting. A lot of boundaries will be pushed and blurred. Four new artists have been commissioned to create works in response to the existing exhibits at the Victoria and Albert and these will form part of the talks, displays and screenings that run throughout the night.
It won't be your usual Friday night. Bring beer tokens and a bean bag.
onedotzero presents Transvision at the Victoria and Albert Museum, tonight from 5.30pm onwards. Admission is free but some events may be ticketed. For more information, go to the Victoria and Albert Museum website here.