The Infinite Mix

Written by Anna Beketov

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster,    OPERA (QM.15)   , 2016,   HD Video, 8 minutes 30 seconds    © DACS, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, OPERA (QM.15), 2016, HD Video, 8 minutes 30 seconds  © DACS, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin

The Hayward Gallery and The Vinyl Factory present The Infinite Mix, a collection of visual-audio artworks at 180 The Strand. The Infinite Mix is an immersive experience - its location a 70s dereliction of a former office building, which allows for a personal construction of viewing narrative. Being inside The Infinite Mix is like being inside a human brain and autonomously meandering from an enigmatic thought to an enticing memory to a fantastical dream.

The show offers a multi-dimensional viewing experience, and not least owing to Cyprien Galliard’s epic Nightlife whose 3D visuals place you in the centre of a psychedelic firework display and voluptuous trees to blow out of the screen to dub beats.  OPERA (QM.15) presents an additional illusion, with late soprano Maria Callas coming to life in a hologram as her voice reverberates hauntingly around the brutalist space. Other highlights include Bom Bom’s Dream which witnesses the twerking adventures of a Japanese dancehall champion and THANX 4 NOTHING, a spoken-word thank you speech from John Giorno in a captivating immersive video installation.

With such a diverse range of exceptional material, you’d be hard pushed not to be struck by at least one of the 10 visual masterpieces provided by The Infinite Mix. If not, exploring the maze of 180 The Strand with its exceptional views of the city makes it worth the visit.

The Infinite Mix runs until 4 December 2016 at The Store, 180 The Strand

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