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On Culture: Turning Technology On Itself – Incoming

The CultureJukebox team attended the new Richard Mosse show at The Barbican this week – a haunting piece of work that turns technology on itself.

It uses high-tech military-grade cameras to highlight the refugee crisis enveloping Europe and how we perceive the refugee as an entity.

The  technology has never been used in stories, art or aesthetically before and is regarded as a weapon under the international treaty of arms regulations. It works by picking up heat, as opposed to light, showing the starkness of the situation in monochrome.

It’s a remarkably intense and immersive exhibition, that uses the Barbican’s brilliant Curve gallery in a memorable way.  A new aesthetic, bold & brave – making people reconsider the refugee crisis. Very impressive work, a must see.

More information on the show is here. Let us know what you think below the line or on social media too.

 

On Culture: The creative whirlwind Ragnar Kjartansson

We were lucky enough to see the new Ragnar Kjartansson show at The Barbican this week.

It’s a wonderful retrospective on one of contemporary art’s most relentlessly creative characters.

Opening with a polyphonic troubadour installation, set-up as a dishevelled houseparty you are quickly transported into the mind of Ragnar Kjartansson.

There are recurring themes, primarily of repetition itself. The show touches on aspects of performance, of love, of intimacy and examines time and creativity. It’s an expansive and quite brilliant show – highly recommended.

Find out more on The Barbican website.

Ragnar Kjartansson: image c/o @thisisjukebox
Ragnar Kjartansson: image c/o @thisisjukebox
Ragnar Kjartansson: image c/o @thisisjukebox
Ragnar Kjartansson: image c/o @thisisjukebox
Ragnar Kjartansson: image c/o @thisisjukebox
Ragnar Kjartansson: image c/o @thisisjukebox
Ragnar Kjartansson: image c/o @thisisjukebox
Ragnar Kjartansson: image c/o @thisisjukebox

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