Exhibition Concept and Curation
Barbican International Enterprises
Caroline Till, Kate Franklin
Musee de la Civilisation
Universal Design Studio
Mark Allan Photography & Tim P. Whitby
Launched on 5th May 2022 at the Barbican Centre, Our Time on Earth is a major international exhibition featuring 18 immersive, interactive installations and digital works that use the power of global creativity to positively transform the conversation around the climate emergency.
Calling for a mindset shift through the exploration of art, design and technology, the exhibition invites people to imagine a world in which both people and the planet can flourish. Fundamental to the experience of the exhibition, the lighting is designed to support open-minded exploration and full engagement with the artworks while driving innovation in sustainable ways of working for touring exhibitions
With most of the pieces located in discrete 'pocket' spaces created within the Curve Gallery, we worked with an overarching concept of a gradient of light across the journey through the exhibition, adding emphasis at transitions, entrances and exits to aid orientation.
Rather than adding extra light, tonal shifts in the background wall colours allow the intensity and level of contrast to be dialled up (or down) as appropriate to the artwork while using minimal energy.
Our Time on Earth is running from 5/5/2022 until 29/8/2022 at The Barbican Centre, London.