Filmed over the course of one day from the top of Cromwell Tower, one of three residential towers in the Barbican estate, Skydweller combines over 5,000 photographs in a stunning timelapse of the view across London.
With specially composed music by Tom Rosenthal and poetry by artist, poet and Barbican host, Paul Haworth, this short film offers a unique view of our bustling capital and its residents from the calm above.
View more photos from Skydweller on the Barbican Flickr.
Skydweller was commissioned to celebrate the launch of our Constructing Worlds season, encompassing a major exhibition in the Barbican Art Gallery, Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, a new commission by LA artist Walead Beshty in The Curve and a specially curated film season, from September.
This April, we journey to the sublime and experience the epic force of Bruckner’s most powerful and spiritually uplifting symphonies as the Royal Concertegbouw Orchestra Amsterdam, led by Mariss Jansons, return for their second International Associate residency.
Ahead of their residency, broadcaster James Jolly spoke to Mariss Jansons about the Orchestra and their forthcoming concerts:
Earlier this year, we announced our upcoming exhibition, Digital Revolution (3 July–14 September), a celebration of the digital world and its impact on the arts which will see the Barbican filled with immersive and interactive works from a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers. What do they all have in common? They are all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media.
In collaboration with Google, we announced an exciting collaboration, DevArt, to commission a developer to create a new digital art installation which would be displayed alongside some of the world’s best interactive artists at Digital Revolution. With less than a week to go before applications close on Friday 28 March, there is still time to submit your work to be in with the chance to see your work at the Barbican in Digital Revolution before the exhibition’s global tour.