FANTASIES OF EXHIBITION ROAD
Fantasies of Exhibition Road is a collaboration between Imperial College London who lead the Great Exhibition Road Festival (GERF), KCAW, and co-curator and participating artist Remi Rough alongside other International artists. The project sees a diverse collection of artists create digital fantasies of iconic places on or around Exhibition Road in Albertopolis.
Artists are invited to re-imagine the iconic street and its buildings, inspired by the location and their engagement with Imperial world-leading research on the project theme of Mental Health and Wellbeing. The Fantasy Project concept was launched by Ian Davenport in March during the first Covid -19 UK lockdown, when physical places could only be visited virtually, and experiences shared on social media at a time when the world was connected mainly by digital technology. See Exhibition Road in a whole new light as it is transformed by a diverse collection of artists and discover fantastical digital visions of the iconic buildings in our cultural quarter.
The artists and artist studios taking part are Turner Prize nominee Ian Davenport, artist Remi Rough, virtual and AI-focused digital art studios Squidsoup and Space Popular, sculptor Sadie Clayton, digital artist Can Büyükberber, and recent Royal College of Art (RCA) graduate Ping Mu.
This fantastical project is part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival's new year-round programme of online events for all ages. Celebrating science and the arts, each month visitors will be able to enjoy free online talks, workshops and more, leading up to the Great Exhibition Road Festival weekend on 3-4 July 2021.
Click on the images below to find out more about the participating artists and researchers, then view the Fantasies they created on the Great Exhibition Road Festival website.