Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, the annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returns for its fifth consecutive year with Curtain Call by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer Ron Arad.
Curtain Call is a response to our iconic building and is part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. The incredible 360˚ installation is made of 5,600 silicon rods, suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring – a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction.
Arad is reinventing the curtain experience for 2016 by inviting brand new collaborators to work with him including: Kutiman; Daniel Landau; Marshmallow Laser Feast, Universal Everything and KIMA, an interactive sound and visual installation. Returning from Curtain Call’s critically acclaimed run in 2011, will be: Babis Alexiadis; Mat Collishaw; Ori Gersht; Greenaway & Greenaway; Gabriel & Shira Klasmer; Christian Marclay; Javier Mariscal SDNA and David Shrigley.
Walk in, penetrate, cross the moving images to get inside the cylinder. You’ll be engulfed by images –a captive, but also a creator. It’s amazing what exciting things happen on both sides of the curtain.
Alongside the installation the Roundhouse will present a series of Curtain Call Live performances – immersive live music gigs featuring Ivor Novello nominated DJ and musician Matthew Herbert, hip hop and grime artist GAIKA, Mercury Music Prize nominated Eska, the return of the BBC Proms to the Roundhouse, electronic-music iconoclast Dan Deacon and the London Contemporary Orchestra featuring world premieres of commissions by composers Mica Levi and CHAINES.
2016 is a landmark year for the Roundhouse, so it feels fitting to be bringing back Ron Arad’s iconic and much-loved installation as part of our anniversary celebrations. We are thrilled to be presenting acclaimed artists from the worlds of art and music throughout the month of August once again as part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse.