artist Esther Rolinson and Douglas Dodds, the V&A's Senior Curator of Digital Art, will discuss Rolinson's new exhibition, in which her drawings and light installation Flown will be exhibited together for the first time.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday 7 June.
The conversation will take place in the theatre and will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by drinks in the gallery. All are welcome - please book your free ticket on our website.Gravitate Exhibition Launch Event
Wednesday 7 June, 6.30-8.30pm
Gravitate gives insight into Rolinson’s meditative drawing process in which she explores sensations, structures, movements and connections. Hand-made pencil drawings on paper are often digitally manipulated to experiment with forms in light and colour, and simple combinations of lines are repeated building up complex forms. Rolinson's construction rules are a method of disassociating from conscious thoughts and allowing spatial patterns and movements to emerge. Some of these works conclude like solved puzzles, whilst others have the potential to grow infinitely.
Her installations are immersive, extendable structures that can be adjusted to fit diverse environments from light festivals to art galleries. In 2016 she was awarded The Lumen Global Digital Arts Prize Sculpture and 3D Award, and the first prize at the inaugural International Art CHI Exhibition, Computer and Human Interaction Conference, San Jose, California for Flown developed in collaboration with artist and programmer Sean Clark. Examples of Esther's drawings and prints have been acquired by Victoria and Albert Museum, London.