Lock Yourself Away In An Isolation Chamber This Autumn

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Lock Yourself Away In An Isolation Chamber This Autumn
Tatsuo Miyajima, Life Palace (tea room), 2013 © Tatsuo Miyajima; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

The intensity of modern life means the temptation to lock yourself away in a quiet room can be pretty strong — and this autumn you can do just that.

An isolation chamber filled with blue LED lights is coming to Somerset House, with visitors able to climb into the chamber and shut the door behind them.

It's a work by artist Tatsuo Miyajima, and is part of the larger exhibition 24/7, which looks at the non-stop nature of modern lives, and how we can protect ourselves from it, through over 50 artworks.

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Elsewhere in the exhibition, a railway flap sign will continuously display live web searches as they're made from all over the world, and the original diary room chair from Big Brother is on show.

24/7 is at Somerset House, 31 October 2019-23 February 2020. Tickets are £14/£11 and can be booked in advance.

Last Updated 15 July 2019