Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, the annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returns for its fifth consecutive year this summer with Curtain Call by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer Ron Arad. After receiving critical acclaim for the piece in 2011, Arad will reinvent the curtain experience by inviting brand new collaborators to work with him on the 360° immersive installation, alongside returning artists from 2011. Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the work will be showcased at the Roundhouse from 6 – 29 August 2016 as part of the iconic London venue’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Curtain Call will provide a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction. Created by Arad in 2011 as a response to the Roundhouse’s dramatic main space, the work is made of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring. This summer, Arad will again invite artists, musicians and friends to create unique work for the installation. New artists for 2016 include: Kutiman, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Universal Everything. Returning from 2011 will be: Babis Alexiadis; Mat Colishaw; Ori Gersht; Greenaway & Greenaway; Gabriel & Shira Klasmer; Christian Marclay; Javier Mariscal; SDNA and David Shrigley.
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